A senior US state department official has said the US fully supports Iraqi President Fouad Massoum after Prime Minister Nour Al-Maliki accused him of violating the constitution, amid violence in the region. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brett McGurk said:
Fully support President of #Iraq Fuad Masum as guarantor of the Constitution and a PM nominee who can build a national consensus.
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.