Iraq's former foreign minister has said he believes the 80 Yazidis reportedly killed in northern Iraq were murdered "because of their creed".
"Convert or be killed," Hoshyar Zebari added.
A Yazidi lawmaker and another senior Kurdish official also confirmed the killings had taken place and that the women of the village were kidnapped.
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.