Four RAF Chinook helicopters have left the UK and are on their way to Iraq to help airlift stranded refugees to safety.
Downing Street said the transport helicopters would be sent to the region "for use if we decide we need further humanitarian relief options".
ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports.
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.