A former senior Iraqi politician has warned that the country risks following in the footsteps of Syria unless a way is found to preserve its unity.
Hajem Hassani, previously speaker in the Iraqi parliament, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that if the country did not come together, then "probably we will open the door too wide for the [Islamic State] or other terrorist organisations".
Asked whether newly-appointed prime minister Haider Abadi understood the need for an inclusive government, he replied: "He should do."
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.