Bana Alabed

7-year-old Syrian refugee gets Turkish ID

Bana Alabed began tweeting last year about her wartime experiences during the siege of eastern Aleppo. The tweets, written with the help of her mother, Fatameh, an English teacher, provided an intimate look at a family struggling to survive the ongoing war.

Bana's account has grown to nearly 370,000 followers, and her story caught the attention of J.K. Rowling and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, among others.

Bana, her mother, father and two younger brothers fled Aleppo and made it to safety in Turkey.

Bana Alabed visits Syrian boy who lost legs in bombing

Bana Alabed, the 7-year-old girl whose Twitter updates during last year's brutal siege of Aleppo drew global attention, tweeted a video of herself meeting Abdel Basit Al-Satouf at a hospital in Turkey and taking the boy gifts.

"Yeeeeeeeeeeeees I am very happy, I'm meeting (Abdel Basit) the Syrian boy who lost both legs to bombing," she said.

Aleppo's tweeting girl Bana Alabed meets Lindsay Lohan

Bana Alabed shared a short video of herself and the Mean Girls star.

They were in Ankara, Turkey, where they met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ms Lohan, who has been in the country for the past few days, says in the video that the pair are "sending lots of love and life and blessings" to refugees and people in Syria.

The short clip shows Bana hugging the actress, who tells the camera: "We want to send to all of the people in Syria and Aleppo suffering and to all the refugees we are here supporting you and you can hang on and be strong just like Bana has."

Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

"You must do something for the children of Syria because they are like your children and deserve peace like you," she wrote.

Bana escaped Aleppo with her family in December during the mass evacuations, and is now living in Turkey.

Her twitter account became famous for its messages from besieged east Aleppo.

Her mother, Fatemah - who helps run the account - sent the text of the letter to the BBC.

She said Bana wrote it days before President Trump's inauguration, because "she has seen Trump many times on the TV".


Turkey: Aleppo evacuations could be completed by Wednesday

A group of buses scheduled to evacuate the last civilians and rebels from eastern Aleppo has been delayed, Syrian state-run media said, blaming infighting among rebel factions.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted Tuesday that 37,500 people had been evacuated from the war-torn city so far, adding that "all evacuations are intended to be finished by tomorrow."

Both the Syrian regime and a key rebel group had said earlier they expected the evacuations to be completed Tuesday.

Aleppo girl, OK and tweeting from hell again

And she's doing OK, despite the jarring onslaught of her once-grand Syrian city, now a bombed-out shell of its former self.

"Hello my friends, how are you? I am fine. I am getting better without medicine with too much bombing. I miss you. - Bana #Aleppo," her tweet on Tuesday read.

Bana's mother created the Twitter account for her daughter in late September to "share our life here to the world'' as the Syrian army launched a major offensive to recapture Aleppo.

Syrian girl, 7, sent Harry Potter books by JK Rowling disappears from Twitter

Bana Alabed and her family had attracted worldwide attention for their tweets from war torn Aleppo.

But now the account appears to no longer exist.

Although it's no longer possible to see any of her messages, reports suggest her last post read: "We are sure the army is capturing us now. We will see each other another day dear world."

The tweet was signed by Bana's mother Fatemah.

Syrian girl thanks JK Rowling for sending Harry Potter books

Bana Alabed says she likes to read "to forget the war" around her, as Aleppo is regularly bombed.

Her mother Fatemah tweeted the author to say she had watched the films and Bana would like to read the novels.

JK Rowling responded and digital copies of the books have been sent to Bana, who has shared pictures of herself reading them on a mobile phone.

Bana lives with her brothers, mother and father in Aleppo

Meet the seven-year-old girl tweeting from Aleppo

Aleppo, Syria's second city, has been split in two during the country's long conflict. Daily life has become a struggle for those still living there, caught in the fight between rebel and government forces.

Bana's tweets in English - helped by her mother, a teacher - are bringing fresh attention to the struggles they face in rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

In one, Bana appears with her brothers - five-year-old Mohamed, and Noor, three - with the message "drawing with the brothers before the planes come. We need peace to draw."