Iraq's government has "striking evidence" that Islamic State militants have executed at least 500 members of the minority Yazidi community, the country's human rights minister said.
Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said: "We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic States have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar."
Sinjar, the ancient home of the Yazidis was overrun by fighters from the Islamic State, previously known as Isis, last week.
Al-Sudani added: "Some of the victims, including women and children were buried alive in scattered mass graves."
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.