An RAF crew who were forced to abort an air drop of aid to members of Iraq's Yazidi community "made the responsible decision," an RAF spokesman said.
They said: "The safety of the Yazidi community is paramount. With a number of people at the drop sites this morning, the crew made the responsible decision not to carry out the air drop to ensure that the lives of those in the area would not be put at risk."
He added that they planned to make the next drop to Mount Sinjar as soon as possible. It is understood that will take place within the next 24 hours.
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.