In a clip released by the People's Protection Units, a woman is seen ripping off her black burqa in celebration after Raqqa, Syria, her home city, is liberated from ISIS. She is seen hugging soldiers that fought the Islamic terror group in order to recapture Raqqa. At one point, the woman gets on her knees to pray and kiss the ground.
ISIS has had control of the city since 2014, and women have been forced to wear long black burqas. This woman is clearly overjoyed when she can finally take it off! Underneath, she wears a chic bedazzled tunic.
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Mustafa Bali of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said today that violent street battles are ongoing near the main hospital in Raqqa, according to the New York Times. The city was once the de facto capital of the extremists. SDF began to recapture Raqqa after more than 275 militants and their families surrendered.
Watch the heartwarming video of the woman celebrating above.