This 7-Year-Old Wants You To Know The Reality Of Being Bombed In Aleppo

'I'm afraid I will die tonight...'

03/10/2016 14:02

“I am very afraid I will die tonight...these bombs will kill me now,” seven-year-old Bana Alabed tweets.

The Aleppo resident has been live tweeting what life is like in the Syrian city.

After a night of constant bombing, she greeted her followers with this simple message:

Alabed joined Twitter in September and has amassed more than 8,000 followers since. 

She and her mother, Fatemah, tweet almost everyday in the hopes of drawing attention to what families go through on a daily basis.

According to UNICEF, at least 96 children have been killed and 223 have been injured in Eastern Aleppo since Friday.

“The children of Aleppo are trapped in a living nightmare,” the organisation’s Deputy Executive Director said in a statement

“Nothing can justify such assaults on children and such total disregard for human life. The suffering – and the shock among children – is definitely the worst we have seen.” 

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