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This image of a female Kurdish soldier taken in Al-Hawl, a Syrian town after it was liberated from Isis is widely being shared on social media.Twitter

A photo showing a Kurdish female soldier in Syria destroying a poster put up by the Islamic State (Isis) terrorists asking women to compulsorily wear Niqab (Veil) has gone viral on social media.

The viral photo, which was taken in a town liberated by the Kurdish militia from Isis (also known as Daesh), was being shared as the "image of defiance" against the Sunni terrorist group.

The image was posted last month by People's Protection Units (YPG), after the Kurdish forces liberated Al-Hawl - a town located 40 kms from Al-Hasakah Governorate in northeastern Syria.

In areas controlled by Isis, the Sunni terrorist group have put up billboards warning women that they must wear the baggy robes that covers their entire body. 

The Isis regulations state that women women must be fully clothed with abaya (a loose fitting cloak commonly worn by Muslim women), the hijab (head covering scarf), niqab (face-covering veil) and gloves. The violaters are harshly punished.

In August, a report has claimed that Isis stoned to death five women in Mosul for not wearing the niqab.

Another report in March has revealed that Isis disgured 15 women after they were found without a full face veil (niqab) in the Salamiya district in Mosul. Isis said that they punished them in this way so that other women in the town will never consider removing the niqab.

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