Muslim women are are joyously casting off the long, black abayas that they were forced to wear as they lived in terror under the Islamic State (ISIS) after managing to make it out of the territory controlled by the extremist group.
Muslim women cast off burkas as a sign of freedom after escaping from terror group
While the location and context of the images can't be definitively verified, journalists on the ground in the region said that they had been taken as women made their way across the border into safe territories
The women cast off their Abayas as they headed back into Kurd controlled areas, according to reports.
According to Times of India, while the location and context of the images can't be definitively verified, journalists on the ground in the region said that they had been taken as women made their way across the border into safe territories.
According to reports, women living under the control of Islamic State are forced to wear the long black outfits that are cut to obscure any outline of their bodies.
The veils are double-layered, and the Abayas have been especially designed after the group said that some of the Abayas revealed the outline of the body of their wearer, according to the Guardian.
Those details emerged shortly after a 10,000 word manifesto was uploaded online by Isis, which was a case study in the way that women are treated under the group. The document said that it was "legitimate" for fighters to marry women at the age of nine, and said that they should live in a "sedentary" role, as wives and mothers.
The manifesto said that after marriage, women's "appointed role [is to] remain hidden and veiled and maintain society from behind".
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