Member of Iraq's minority communities have told of their sorrow at being forced to flee their homes, in a new film released by the United Nations refugee agency.
The UNHCR said that minorities who had lived in the region for centuries "are particularly vulnerable," adding that for many it was not the first time they'd been forced to run away.
One told the agency: "We don't want to die. We want to live. We don't want them to take our land either."
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.