US airstrikes have had a "temporary" impact on the threat of Islamic State militants in Iraq but are unlikely to have affected their capabilities in other locations, a Pentagon official have said in a press briefing.
Gen William Mayville said airstrikes had disrupted the advance of the militants to Irbil, but said the US had no plans to expand the campaign of airstrikes beyond defending huminatarian efforts in the north of the country.
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.