The government is failing in its "moral obligation" to help those at risk of genocide in Iraq, one of Britain's most well-known and respected commanders has said.
Colonel Tim Collins, who is famous for an inspirational speech made to troops on the eve of the Iraq invasion in 2003, told the Telegraph ancient civilisations will be "extinguished" unless countries such as Britain join air strikes and provide arms to Kurds fighting Islamic State militants.
He also called for Parliament - currently in recess - to be recalled to debate the conflict, saying British politicians have "left for lunch" as the crisis rumbles on.
Pressure on David Cameron to recall MPs has been building in the last week, though Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday said there were no plans to do so "at the moment".
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.