Niqab ban in Mosul amid fears ISIS jihadists will don face veil to launch attacks

THE Iraqi army has banned the niqab in eastern Mosul in a bid to stop ISIS launching attacks in the city.

ISIS terrorists have posed as pious veil-clad women to move around the Iraqi city freely and carry out bloody attacks.

But the Iraqi army has temporarily banned the Islamic veil in eastern Mosul as part of a package of measures to curb jihadist attacks in the area