The Royal Air Force will begin air-dropping supplies in Iraq "imminently" in co-ordination with the US, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
He said the humanitarian supplies have already been forward positioned and will go on "for the foreseeable future", particularly targeting displaced Iraqis on the Sinjar mountain.
"We can expect a continuing drumbeat of air-drop operations," Mr Hammond said, adding that there would be wider efforts to support their exit from the mountain.
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.