Kurdish forces say they are close to retaking the key Mosul Dam from Islamic State militants after US air strikes weakened the Islamists.
But members of Iraq's Yazidi community caught in the violence believe the international intervention has come too late.
Today many Yazidis took part in protests demanding asylum in Europe and the US.
ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports.
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.