Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he would not rule out sending his country's armed forces to combat Islamic militant forces in Iraq.
Addressing reporters in London, Abbott made clear his prime focus was a humanitarian drive to help thousands of Yazidis fleeing the militants.
He said Australian aircraft would shortly be joining the humanitarian airdrop to provide food, water and other supplies to the Yazidis. But he said his country was ready to do more.
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.