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Young Syrian Twitter Star Writes Plea to Trump

'Can you please save the children?' asks Bana Alabed

(Newser) - A 7-year-old Syrian girl whose tweets from Aleppo showcased the horrors of war has appealed to President Trump to "do something for the children of Syria." Now living in Turkey, Bana Alabed wrote a letter to the new president days before his inauguration, the BBC reports. "Dear... More »

Bana Alabed Goes From Ruins of Aleppo to Presidential Palace

7-year-old Twitter star thanks Erdogan for 'supporting the children of Aleppo'

(Newser) - From the war-torn ruins of eastern Aleppo to the presidential palace in Turkey. CNN reports 7-year-old Bana Alabed—whose Twitter account has gained more than 350,000 followers since September—posed for photos and video with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday in Ankara. "Thank you for supporting... More »

Young Syrian Twitter Star Is Safe

Bana Alabed is evacuated from Aleppo

(Newser) - One of the most famous residents of besieged Aleppo has made it out safely. Tweets from humanitarian officials show that 7-year-old Bana Alabed was evacuated safely from the city on Monday, reports the Independent . As government forces had closed in on the city in recent weeks, the girl's Twitter... More »

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