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.