Satellite images captured earlier today by DEIMOS-2 show Mosul Airport and smoke plumes south-west Mosul, as heavy fighting to retake Mosul continues.

After seizing the airport, Iraqi troops entered the first neighborhood of the western half of Mosul and keep pushing on the Tal al-Rumman and al-Mamoun districts, according to Counter Terrorism Services (CTS) spokesman Sabah al-Numan.

During the last five days, Iraqi forces resumed their offensive to drive IS out of Mosul, the group’s major stronghold in Iraq.