The Government would consider sending British forces to Iraq in a training capacity but not for combat roles, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has told ITV News.
He said he believed Iraqi forces lacked "technical support, surveillance, intelligence, air cover and in some cases weapons and ammunition" rather than manpower.
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.