Syrian women pictured throwing off niqabs after their village was freed from Isis

Elated women in Syria have removed their niqabs – the face-covering veil made compulsory by Isis – after their village was liberated from the jihadists.

The village, on the outskirts of the city of Manbij, Aleppo province, was liberated by US-backed Syria Democratic Forces on Friday after SDF soldiers seized control of the final road leading into the Isis-occupied city.

  • ontario john

    The Toronto Star will be outraged about these women. Don’t they understand that according to the Star, wearing a bag over your head is a victory for feminism.

  • moraywatson

    Call me when they throw off their hijabs and burn their qurans.

  • A feel-good story.