US-led efforts to fend off Islamist militants in Iraq will take more than weeks, President Barack Obama has warned.
Speaking today after an agreement with Britain and France to drop humanitarian supplies in the country, the President said US airstrikes have already destroyed Isis arms and equipment in Iraq.
He added that the three nations had agreed to work together to ensure a "safe corridor" for moving trapped Yazidis from Sinjar mountain without being attacked by militants.
Asked how long US efforts were planned in the country, President Obama said: "The most important timetable I am focused on is the Iraqi government being formed and finalised."
"We're not going to solve this problem in weeks, this is going to take some time," he added.
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.