Thursday, 1 December 2016

Bana Alabed Tweets Photo of Destroyed Home

Bana Alabed

On Tuesday, Bana Alabed posted the picture on Twitter saying she was "happy to be alive".

Bana, who tweets in English with the help of her mother, said her family had come under fierce bombardment.

Aleppo, once Syria's largest city, has been divided by clashes between government allied and rebel forces.

She Tweeted:"This is our house, My beloved dolls died in the bombing of our house. I am very sad but happy to be alive.- Bana

Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 29, 2016"

On Monday, government forces captured large swaths of rebel-held territory in the east of the city, following heavy bombing.

Over the weekend, Bana's mother Fatemah, fearing for her life, had bid farewell to her Twitter followers.

But hours later, more tweets emerged saying the family was alive but their home had been destroyed.

Fatemah and her family were on the run following heavy bombings. "We are fighting for our lives. Still with you," she said.

Fatemah, who studied journalism and politics, has been active on Twitter with her daughter since September and has posted details of daily life in the besieged city.



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