A video released to the Daily Mail Friday shows a number of jubilant Syrian women shedding their outer garments as they enter Kurdish-controlled territory in Syria. The women pulled off their drab, black robes to reveal colorful dresses after escaping the clutches of the Islamic State.
The incredible moment was captured by Shervan Derwish, a cameraman and the spokesman for the Euphrates Volcano Operation Room, a group established by the Kurdish YPG and Free Syrian Army in Northern Syria to counter the Islamic State.
Two women pull off their robes to reveal colourful dresses while another removes her headscarf and lets it fly away in the wind after escaping religious persecution under ISIS.
Syria-based freelance journalist Jack Shahine watched as the refugees arrived in the area close to Tel Abyad and about 40 miles east of Kobane.
He told MailOnline: ‘These women, children and men are fleeing ISIS controlled area and as soon as reaching Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) controlled areas they remove the black Burkas obliged by ISIS, breathing freedom again.
‘These women started to remove blackness, feeling cheerful and joyful for being finally free.’