Officials in Downing Street said that the RAF dropped 1,200 reusable water containers providing 6,000 litres in total and 240 solar lanterns in the first UK aid drop.
The first UK aid drop took place over Mount Sinjar last night, with the RAF delivering bundles that included 1200 reusable water containers providing 6000 litres in total and 240 solar lanterns that can also be used to recharge mobile phones. We are working to step up these deliveries in the coming days Meanwhile, we continue to engage with the US, Kurds, Turks and other international partners on how to get those trapped on the mountain to safety. And we are planning to increase the number of humanitarian advisers in Erbil to provide better links to the situation on the ground.
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.