Images show women joyously casting off long black veils and abayas as they flee from Isis

The pictures are taken as women head into safe, Kurd-controlled territories, according to reports

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Women are joyously casting off the long, black abayas that they are forced to wear as they live under Isis, as they manage to make it out of the territory controlled by the extremist group.

The woman on top of the white car is Arab, according to freelance journalist Jack Shahine. The one on the blue car in the brightly-coloured dress is Kurdish.

The women cast off their Abayas as they head back into Kurd control areas, according to reports.

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.

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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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