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Daesh bans burqa in Mosul

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Ultra-orthodox Muslim women [File photo]

Daesh has reportedly banned women from wearing the niqab, face veil, in Mosul, Iraq, after veiled women carried out attacks against their commanders.

Women wearing burqas will no longer be allowed to enter buildings in Mosul; instead they must wear gloves and a gauze to cover their eyes. Women will have to wear the burqa in all other areas.

Daesh has imposed strict rules across  the areas it has occupied, banning smoking, forcing women to wear the veil and men to grow their beards.

Iraqi forces have recently been making progress in forcing Daesh to retreat and allowing the government to regain control of areas previously governed by the group.

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