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‘We are in hell’: Young girl’s plea to world about Aleppo’s horrors

A young girl has taken to social media with pleas to the world about the horrors she faces in Aleppo

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As world leaders continued to debate the future of Syria, and war planes continue to bomb the war-torn country, a young girl has taken to social media with pleas to the world about the horrors she faces in Aleppo.

Seven-year-old Bana Alabed – who has become accustomed to constant bombing raids since the start of the conflict – has apparently seen her best friend crushed under a collapsed building.

In her Twitter account, managed by her mother, Alabed documents her experience of the Syrian war as she watches the city she loves being destroyed.

“Good afternoon from Aleppo, I am reading to forget the war.” Alabed writes, posting a picture that shows her smiling and reading a book from her home in besieged east Aleppo.

Since the ceasefire broke down, Russian and Syrian government air strikes have been pounding opposition-held areas of Aleppo, where more than 250,000 civilians are trapped without food or clean water.