Members of the Iraq's minority Yazidi sect have been describing the horrors they have witnessed while seeking shelter from IS militants on Mount Sinjar.
"When we went up the mountain, snipers were firing at us. The girls were throwing themselves off the top of the mountain," school worker Khalaf Hajji told a Reuters journalist.
Dakheel, a shepherd, said he left his 95-year-old mother when he set off on a gruelling walk to safety. "I left my mother behind on the mountain in a cave. She said 'I want to stay here: go, save yourselves,'" he said.
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.