1. 7-year-old face of Syrian war ‘almost dies’ as bombs blast her home, Allepo ‘descents into hell’

7-year-old face of Syrian war ‘almost dies’ as bombs blast her home, Allepo ‘descents into hell’

Seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed, who has become world famous for tweeting from war-torn Aleppo in the country, almost died as bombs destroyed her home

By: | Published: November 30, 2016 10:58 AM
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Seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed, who has become world famous for tweeting from war-torn Aleppo in the country, almost died as bombs destroyed her home during the ongoing war between government and rebel forces.

The war between the government and rebel forces of Syria has intensified as the former has advanced to the rebel-controlled parts of the city. On Sunday, Alabed, who tweets in English with the help of her mother, started live tweeting as the government forces started the bombardment. She shocked the Twitterati posting her “last message” and urging people to talk about nearly 200000 civilians still trapped in the locality after her death. “Last message – under heavy bombardments now, can’t be alive anymore. When we die, keep talking for 200,000 still inside. BYE.- Fatemah.”

However, she survived the assault but bombs destroyed her home. Several hours after the “last message”, Alabed informed, “Tonight we have no house, it’s bombed & I got in rubble. I saw deaths and I almost died. – Bana #Aleppo.”

Sharing that her family is “on the run” between “life and death”, Alabed urged the world to keep praying for them. On Tuesday, Alabed tweeted that she got a minor injury, she hadn’t slept for a day and she was hungry but wanted to live. Alabed also tweeted the photo of her destroyed home where she used to study.

Alabed became famous on Twitter for posting about life in Aleppo. She has now 179,000 followers.

According to reports, lives of scores of civilians have been compromised in the war between government and rebel forces. The Russian forces are fighting along with the government. The UN Security Council today hold an emergency meeting on the dire humanitarian crisis unfolding in Aleppo. As per estimates, around 20,000 people have fled the offensive in the last 72 hours.

France’s UN ambassador Francois Delattre said on Tuesday, “France and its partners cannot remain silent in the face of what could be one of the biggest massacres of the civilian population since World War II.” The UN had condemned the “descent into hell” being endured by civilians on Tuesday.

East Aleppo has been under government siege for more than four months, with international aid stocks exhausted and food supplies running low.

(With agency inputs)

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