A US military source has told NBC News that their "fingers are on the trigger" awaiting orders to launch air strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq.
The Pentagon was earlier forced to deny reports the US had already struck targets in Iraq, but sources claimed Barack Obama was considering air strikes against IS fighters following their surge across northern Iraq.
NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reports:
US military source says ISIS targets chosen, "lined up" in #iraq. just awaiting order. "fingers on the trigger."
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.