Twitter account of Aleppo’s little girl Bana deleted as govt. forces take over eastern city parts

Bana's last tweet before her account was deleted
Bana’s last tweet before her account was deleted

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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