Kurdish forces have been saying they have taken the Mosul Dam for the past 24 hours but while we've been watching the battle is still very much going on.
There is the sound of American jet bombers overhead and the evidence in front of me is thick plumes of smoke on the dam itself.
Clearly there have still been pockets of resistance from the Islamic State (IS) with fighters holed up in two control towers in the dam, and in some verges close by.
While we have been here, we have witnessed a huge convoy of Kurdish fighters heading in and exhausted troops coming out.
Despite three days of US air strikes and weapons supplied from the West, this has been a pretty tough fight indeed for the Kurds.
But let's not forget the Islamic State are the best armed, best organised and richest terrorist organisation that the world has ever seen.
Beyond the Mosul Dam, there is large swathes of Iraq which the Islamic State still controls.
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.