A man fleeing Islamist militants in Iraq's Sinjar mountains has told ITV News that others have been forced to abandon their elderly and disabled relatives.
"The situation right now is very, very desperate," Hassan Khudier said in a telephone conversation.
"Every day it is getting worse. On day one I saw one body, now I can see 50 dead bodies as I walk around the mountains.
"Families have left the elderly, disabled or immobile in the mountains.
"Everyone is thirsty - how are they going to carry them? Those who were left have now died."
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.