European leaders moved decisively towards helping to bolster Iraq's fight back against Islamist militants today.
Foreign ministers meeting in Brussels released a statement welcoming individual member states' decisions to provide "military material" to Kurdish fighters is requested.
This evening, the UN Security Council voted in favour of a UK-drafted resolution to take steps to disrupt the financing of Islamist groups in the region.
ITV News' Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports from Irbil in Iraq:
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.