Nuri al-Maliki's political allies have attacked the appointment of Haider al-Abadi as his replacement in the role of Iraq's prime minister, cranking up political tensions further as a Sunni insurgency threatens the country.
In a statement on state television, Khalaf Abdul-Samad, a member of Maliki's Dawa Party, said incoming PM has no legitimacy and "only represents himself", while a grim-faced Maliki stood next to him.
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.