Three RAF Tornadoes are expected to leave for Cyprus shortly in case they are needed to assist with surveillance over Iraq.
The Ministry of Defence confirmed the aircraft were expected to take off from RAF Marham in Norfolk in the next 30 minutes.
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.