On International Women’s Day: Yazidi women burn their veils as ISIS crumbles

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Barfe Khalaf Farho said she felt like she was born again after setting her veil on fire

Barfe Khalaf Farho said she felt like she was born again after setting her veil on fire Credit: Sam Tarling for the Telegraph

Liberated Yazidi women burn their veils as Islamic State crumbles by By Raf Sanchez, Hassakah Province, Syria, 8 March 2019, the Daily Telegraph:

As she emerged from five years captivity inside the Islamic State, Barfe Khalaf Farho wanted one thing more than anything else: fire.

The 26-year-old Yazidi had been forced to wear a niqab every day of her slavery in the homes of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighters and their wives.

So when she reached the Western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) last week the first thing she did was tear off her veil and set it aflame. The Kurdish fighters cheered her on as the black garment twisted in the fire.

Andrew Coates reports (atTendance Coatesy):

ISIS militants overran Nadia…

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