Seven-year-old Syrian girl says “bye” on Twitter

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A seven-year-old Aleppo girl who tweets about day-to-day life in her hometown says she is “under heavy bombardments”, as the Syrian Army seizes the key district from rebels.

She said “bye” in what she said was her “last message — under heavy bombardments”, as the Syrian Army seizes the key district from rebels.

Bana Alabed, who tweets from the warzone with the help of her mother Fatemah, said she “can’t be alive anymore”.

She later posted a photo of her covered in dust, saying her house was destroyed in the bombing, and she had “almost died” but survived.

But soon after, Bana reported more heavy bombardments and said she was “in between death and life now”.

More than 10,000 people have fled their homes in rebel-held Aleppo amid a major advance by Syrian forces and their allies, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Bana started tweeting on September 24 last year, and has since amassed more than 133,000 followers.

Last week, JK Rowling sent the entire series of Harry Potter books to Bana, who said she read “to forget the war”.