DEIMOS-2 captured Albu Sayf, south of Mosul, and its surroundings, on February 19th.

On that same day, Iraqi forces launched a fresh full-scale military assault aiming to fight their way from the south towards Mosul Airport in Iraq. The hilltop village of Albu Sayf has been now reportedly liberated by the Iraqi forces.

This operation is part of a major offensive that kicked off on October 17 with the aim to drive ISIS out of Mosul, the group’s last major stronghold in Iraq.DE2_20170219-mosul-web2 DE2_20170219-mosul-web3