Girl in Aleppo Tweets about what it's like to live in the heart of the war

Posted at 4:51 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 16:59:41-05

Bana Alabed is a seven-year-old girl who likes to wear a pink bow in her hair, gets excited about losing her two front teeth, and likes to read Harry Potter.

Just your typical seven-year-old.

Your typical seven-year-old who has a Twitter account.

Your typical seven-year-old who lives in Aleppo and uses her Twitter account to bring awareness and help to the children in Aleppo.

Okay, not your typical seven-year-old.

Bana and her mom, Fatemah, use their verified Twitter account to give the world a play-by-play of the bombings, army captures, and other events they have to live through every day.

Some Tweets are optimistic.

Others feel futile.

Using #Aleppo, the pair keep the world informed of the very real horrors and dangers they live through everyday - a first hand account that most may not realize while sitting in the comforts of their own homes.

Fatemah is also encouraging the use of #EvacuateAleppoKids to find a way to shelter the children from the dangers they face.

Bana has received attention from people all over the world. Even author J.K. Rowling is ReTweeting the account to help spread awareness.

Despite the war, it seems Bana is doing her best to stay as happy as possible.