An American mission from multiple airbases within the US Central Command saw a C-17 and two C-130 aircraft drop a total of 72 bundles of supplies over northern Iraq, the US military said. They were escorted by two F/A-18s also from an airbase within Central.
The C-17 dropped 40 "Container Delivery System" bundles of fresh drinking water and was complemented by a C-130 loaded with an additional 16 bundles totaling 5,300 gallons of fresh drinking water. Ae C-130 aircraft dropped 16 bundles totaling 8,000 meals ready to eat. Officials said the aircraft were over the drop area for less than fifteen minutes flying at a low altitude.
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.