An air evacuation of refugees from Mount Sinjar is "still potentially an option for us", according to the International Development Secretary.
If there is an operation, "we will play our role", Justine Greening MP told Good Morning Britain.
Ms Greening made the remarks following an announcement by the Pentagon that a US-led evacuation was "unlikely" after an assessment of the mountain by US Special Forces found fewer refugees, and those still trapped in a better condition than first feared.
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.