US fire airstrikes against IS and drop supplies in Iraq
9 August 2014 Last updated at 13:52 BST
The US has carried out airstrikes in an attempt to stem the advance of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.
It has also carried out a second air drop of supplies to the Yazidi people on a mountainside in northern Iraq.
Thousands of them are fleeing from IS, which deems their ancient religion to be devil worship.
A British cargo plane has also set off, the BBC understands, to take humanitarian aid to Iraq.
Nick Childs reports.