Sweet freedom! These women must have been so happy to take off the hot and oppressive black robe. Great photos!

“Freedom Portrait”

That’s how local photojournalist Jack Shahine described images of woman fleeing Islamic State-controlled areas of northern Syria, while tearing off the black garb required by the extremist group, as they fled.

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The women pulled off the all-black covering as they reached Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria, according to Shahine, revealing colorful dresses underneath.

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The photos were first posted by Kobani-based Shahine, who has been documenting Syrians crossing from areas captured by ISIS militants into Turkish- and Kurdish-controlled areas, in recent weeks. He tweeted that the photos were taken by a friend who also spoke to the women. Of the two who were removing their black garb, one is Arabic, and the other is Kurdish, Shahine said.

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