Our generation's Anne Frank

"The harrowing farewell message came Sunday, just three short sentences. 'We are sure the army is capturing us now. We will see each other another day dear world. Bye.'

"It was signed “Fatemah,” the mother of Bana al-Abed, a 7-year-old Syrian girl who amassed more than 200,000 Twitter followers as she and her family have documented their struggle to survive in war-ravaged Aleppo. Fatemah indicated that the Syrian army was closing in on the rebel-held neighborhood where her family had fled after their house was destroyed last week in a bombing.

And then, Bana’s Twitter account was abruptly deleted."

Read the story of Bana and her missives and prayers for help from a world under siege via the Washington Post. 

December 09, 2016 by Megan Reilly Cayten