Iraq crisis: The battle for Mosul dam
18 August 2014 Last updated at 22:51 BST
There are conflicting reports about whether Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have fully retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.
Iraqi military spokesman Lt-Gen Qassim Atta told state TV the dam - Iraq's largest - had been "fully cleansed".
However, journalists in the area saw evidence that fighting was continuing, as Paul Wood reports.