A video of a Syrian woman celebrating the liberation of her home from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is making the rounds online.
In an act of sheer exhilaration, the woman is seen dancing in the street, kissing the ground and hugging Kurdish fighters who pushed out Islamic State militants.
The US-backed forces launched a final assault this week to finally recapture the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, according to the BBC.
The woman next ripped off her black burka, overjoyed at being free of the strict religious guidelines imposed by Islamic extremists.
Released by YPG Press Office, the video is a reminder of how precious freedom can be in the face of such dire circumstances — YPG, aka the People’s Protection Units, is the official army of Rojava-Northern Syria Federation.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Commander Rojda Felat told the YPG Press Office last week they have rescued more than a thousand people out of Raqqa and are working to liberate the remaining population.
“The situation is dire, there is an urgent need for critical supplies like food and water,” Felat stated. “The siege has been tightened, and we do not favor damage to those still inside.
“We are focused on their security, to save them from ISIS and announce Raqqa’s liberation” she added.
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