Seven-year-old girl who tweeted horrors of Syrian war escapes Aleppo
Bana Alabed’s tweets fuelled anger at the worsening humanitarian crisis
Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Syrian girl whose live Twitter updates from Aleppo captured the world as she shared the atrocities of war, has been evacuated and will be taken to Turkey, according to Reuters.
"When we get out, we had a lot of suffering, because we stayed almost 24 hours in a bus without water and food or anything," said Bana’s mother, Fatemah, speaking to the pro-opposition Qasioun news agency in al-Rashideen on the southwest edge of Aleppo. "We stayed like a prisoner, a hostage, but finally we arrived here."
On Monday, an operation to bring thousands of people out of the rebel-held enclave of Aleppo began, reports Reuters. The most recent tweet on Bana’s Twitter page is from her mom: “I can't & we can't all be happy until all the remaining people who want to leave are evacuated from East Aleppo.
The girl who was compared to Anne Frank — the teen whose famous diary chronicled the Nazi horrors — has inspired 348,000 Twitter followers.
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