A British military aircraft made the first airdrop of humanitarian aid to the Yazidi community who are fleeing Islamist militants in Iraq, according to International Development Secretary Justine Greening.
She said: "The UK has acted swiftly to get lifesaving help to those affected.Last night the RAF successfully dropped lifesaving UK aid supplies, including clean water and filtration devices, on the mountain.”
She added: “The world has been shocked by the plight of the Yazidi community. They face appalling conditions, cut off on Mount Sinjar after fleeing persecution by ISIL extremists.
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.