A group of delighted Syrian women and children took to streets and celebrated their freedom from terror outfit ISIS by burning ‘burqas’ in the Syria’s Manbij.
Crowds took to the streets after predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) pushed ISIS fighters out of their neighbourhood after a week-long campaign to take back the strategic city.
As the crowds cheered, one woman set her burka ablaze. The women folks were forced by ISIS to wear burkas in public.
The footage, released by Syrian Kurdish news agency ANHA, shows the city’s population pouring into the streets to celebrate their new-found freedom.
The Kurdish forces and their Arab allies have been advancing on the strategic city since late May, backed by air strikes from the US-led coalition, and entered the town on June 23.
The head of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the SDF now held 70 per cent of the town.
On August 4, US President Barack Obama spelled out the progress made by the United States and its allies in the military campaign against ISIS, though he said the militant group still had the ability to direct and inspire attacks.
“We’re going to keep going after Isil aggressively across every front of this campaign,” he has said.