British forces will make a fresh attempt to drop aid to thousands of people trapped on a mountain as they flee advancing militants in Iraq.
The move follows an aborted attempt to deliver aid to the Yazidis on Mount Sinjar, which was called off when the RAF crew decided that the supplies could have injured the desperate people below.
Downing Street confirmed the RAF would send "a small number" of Tornado jets to the region so they can be used, if required, to improve the UK's surveillance capability in the region to help the humanitarian effort.
The UK will also look at how it can play a role in getting equipment to Kurdish forces as they are better able to counter Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis or Isil), Number 10 added.
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.