Thousands of women took to the streets of Afrin on Thursday to celebrate International Women's Day and demand the end to hostilities led by the Turkish administration in Kurdish-held Syria.

Women with colourful scarfs, flags and musical instruments celebrated the eighth of March, a day marking women's struggle and fight for equality across the world.

"We came to celebrate the eighth of March in the city of Afrin. We reaffirm our support to the resistance. We will stand with you. We will not let anyone occupy this land," a university student, Astira, said.

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