Baghdad: The Islamic State group has issued a directive banning women from wearing burqas at security checkpoints in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
The ISIS has declared full-face veil as a security risk.
Iranian state broadcaster Al Alam News Network has quoted an insider as saying that terrorist chiefs' order came in the wake of a series of attacks on ISIS commanders by women wearing burqas and niqabs in recent months.
Women outside Mosul’s security areas are, however, still required to be clad in burqas.
On August 25, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the liberation of Qayyara after defeating the extremist militants.