In a battled scarred town recently retaken by Kurdish fighters, ITV News presenter Mark Austin was taken to the now quiet front line, as they sought to prove how far they have pushed back IS militants.
For the Peshmerga, manpower is not problem, but weaponry is. They have old equipment that is in need of repair. A key advisor to the Kurdish President said they are looking to Britain for help.
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.