Up to 300 extra US soldiers have been requested to provide security in Iraq, according to Reuters.
An unnamed US official told the agency that the request, by the State Department, had not yet been approved.
More than 800 American soldiers have already been sent to Iraq since Islamic State militants invaded the north of the country in June.
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.