A protest vigil was held in Oxford to highlight the suffering of people in Syria and stand in solidarity with the people of Afrin.
The Oxford Emergency Committee for Afrin joined forces at the Martyrs Memorial in St Giles on Monday to raise awareness of the attacks on the North West region of the country.
The group says 37 villages in the region have been subjected to continuous shelling and bombing by the Turkish State, and that most of the inhabitants have either been killed, injured, or evacuated.
Rojeen Qaqu, spokesperson for the group, said: “The medical authorities report that over 100 people have died and over 350 have been severely injured, some with life changing injuries.
“We are holding our vigil to highlight the suffering of the people of Afrin and to bear witness to all who have been killed and injured.”
The group is calling for three measures to be implemented by the international community, including an immediate ceasefire for all of Syria.
The vigil also honoured the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces, especially the women fighters who have lost their lives over this past month in the defence of Afrin.
The Oxford Emergency Committee was set up last month by the Kurdish and Syrian community living in the city.