Iraqi Security Forces captured Mosul airport after a four-hour battle with Islamic State Militants.

The Airport is a key part of the government’s offensive to drive the IS from the western half of the city.

The military police entered the airport today and taken over the runway amid fierce clashes with is militants.

They also stormed the nearby Al-Ghazlani military camp, where clashes were also took place.

Eastern Mosul was retaken last month.

The Airport’s runway had already been destroyed by IS.