British military is on its way to Iraq to help rescue thousands of Yazidis trapped on a mountain by Islamist militants.
Tornado jets and four Chinook helicopters are en route and Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain will play a "detailed part" in the rescue operation.
But for now the UK will not fire any weapons.
Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship has this report:
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.