Syrian girl's tweets about war capture world's attention

Updated: 06 December, 2016 14:52 IST | mid-day online correspondent and IANS |

Bana Alabed, a seven-year-old Syrian girl tweeting in English with the help of her mother

Bana Alabed. Pic/Twitter

Damascus: Bana Alabed, a seven-year-old Syrian girl tweeting in English with the help of her mother, became focus of the world, asking for pray and saying goodbye. The latest tweets on her account says, "Under attack. Nowhere to go, every minute feels like death. Pray for us. Goodbye - Fatemah." Most tweets showed details of life in the war-torn city, using photos, videos or periscopes.

Media across the globe have paid close attention to the account. No verification about the tweets has been reported.Bana's mother Fatemah created the twitter account for her daughter in late September this year to share their life in Aleppo to the world. The Syrian army has already become in control of over 60 percent of the rebel-held areas east of Aleppo, with over 30,000 civilians fleeing toward government-controlled areas.

The Syrian army says it will press on with the operation until all rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo were recaptured. The rebels captured eastern Aleppo in 2012, and the government forces recently imposed a siege on that area before unleashing a broad offensive for its recapture. Humanitarian organisations sounded the alarm about the situation of 250,000 people living in eastern Aleppo, with the government promising to fix the situation of those relocated in government-controlled areas.

First Published: 06 December, 2016 12:00 IST

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