Some of her tweets can be quite disturbing visually, like the severed hand of a child. But they just go on to show the horrors that wars cause.

See war-torn Syria through the tweets of seven-year-old girl
Features Syria Friday, November 25, 2016 - 18:14

Bana Alabed is a seven-year-old. 

Bana likes Harry Potter, believes in the tooth fairy and is a Manchester United fan.  

And yet she is unlike most children of her age around the world.

Bana lives with her family in the war-torn region of East Aleppo in Syria. 

And for them, living in the city which is under the control of rebel forces is a constant struggle. 

In her short life, Bana has seen horrific things happening around her- from her friend being killed to her school being destroyed in the regular bombings. 

With the help of her mother Fatemah, who is a teacher, Bana regularly shares photographs and videos of her life in Syria. 

Some of her tweets can be quite disturbing visually, like the severed hand of a child. But they just go on to show the horrors that wars cause.

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