The news was reported by Al Alam News Network, state-owned Arabic news channel broadcasting from Iran, citing its local source in the Iraqi province of Nineveh.
The decision, according to the source, was made after some women wearing the garment killed a number of Daesh commanders and militants in the past months.
Throughout the past two years, the jihadist group has forced women in Iraq and Syria to wear the burka and niqab, fully covering their bodies in public, claiming that such a strict dress code is based on Sharia law.
Earlier in August local media reported that that Daesh ‘morality police’ attacked a young Syrian woman dressed in a full burqa and face veil — because they thought that her eyes were “too exposed.”
Now the Iraqi women seem to have a little leeway with their attire, at least when entering security and military facilities.