Twitter account of Aleppo’s little girl Bana deleted as govt. forces take over eastern city parts
BBC – A seven-year-old girl whose tweets from besieged eastern Aleppo drew worldwide attention has disappeared from the social network amid an army offensive.
Tweeting in English with the help of her mother, a teacher, Bana Alabed painted a picture of life in the city.
But the account was deleted on Sunday, as troops pushed into the city’s east.
The final tweet, by her mother, read: “We are sure the army is capturing us now. We will see each other another day dear world. Bye. – Fatemah”.
Bana’s Twitter account – @alabedbana – had amassed more than 100,000 followers.
The account, where tweets were posted by both Bana and her mother Fatemah, drew attention to the plight of civilians trapped in eastern Aleppo.
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