US military missions in Iraq will be limited to providing support to American interests in the Kurdish capital Irbil and protecting the people on Mount Sinjar according President Barack Obama.
He said: "When it comes to the security of our people against a terrorist group like Isil, we need to be united in our resolve."
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.