Bana Alabed, a seven year-old Syrian girl who was tweeting about the daily life in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, shared a message on Sunday night that her house had been bombed and her family was on the run.
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 27, 2016
“We have no home now. I got minor injury. I didn’t sleep since yesterday. I am hungry. I want to live. I don’t want to die,” Bana, who have more 165,000 followers in twitter, tweeted on Monday.
The twitter account was managed by Bana Alabed’s mother Fatemah.
“Aleppo is bleeding, really it’s bleeding, Aleppo it’s suffering very much,” Fatemah told NBC News.
Bana’s mother told CNN their home took a direct bomb hit on Sunday.
Message – we are on the run as many people killed right now in heavy bombardments. We are fighting for our lives. still with you.- Fatemah
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 28, 2016
Media reported that Bana and her family sought shelter in a neighbouring house and were relatively safe.
Bana Alabed’s twitter account was created on late Septemver to give an insight to the daily life of war-torn Syria.
Around 200,000 civilians has been still living under siege in the eatern Aleppo.
“We are under siege for some three months … the people here are suffering from hunger, and now they are suffering from bombs, they don’t know how … how they deal with this, this, inhumanity,” Fatemah told media.
Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and former commercial centre, has been a conflicted ground since the summer of 2012.
Take a look at Bana’s previous tweets:
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) September 26, 2016
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 24, 2016
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 21, 2016
One bomb hit very near to our house. I was very scared. I would like to thank everyone praying for us tonight as we sleep in fear. – Bana
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 16, 2016
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 9, 2016
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 7, 2016