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DECEMBER 2020

‘7YO Blogger from Aleppo’ Praises US Strike on Syria

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A seven-year-old girl-blogger from Syria has called to ‘punish’ the Russian and Syrian Presidents.

‘7YO Blogger from Aleppo’ Praises US Strike on Syria

Bana Alabed, the so-called ‘7 year old Twitter blogger from Aleppo’ (Photo: twitter.com / walid970721)

Bana Alabed, a ‘seven-year-old girl-blogger’ from Syria, was happy at the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase and called to ‘punish’ the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad.

Bana Alabed welcomed the US President Donald Trump’s decision to attack the Syrian airbase, located near Homs, with cruise missiles. She also accused Putin and Assad of war crimes.

Bana Alabed achieved prominence as she kept a microblog on Twitter in English during the fighting in eastern Aleppo in the autumn of 2016, spreading a pro-militant propaganda about the situation in the Syrian city. She also had repeatedly called on the international community to put pressure on Russia and the Syrian government. In early 2017, Bana’s family moved from Aleppo to Turkey.

Many users and media expressed doubts that the popular microblog on Twitter was operated by Bana herself. All the messages were written in very good English that was enough doubtfully for a seven-year-old child from Syria. At the same time, sometimes, up to 120 posts per day were published on the blog from areas in which there was neither the Internet nor electricity. Later, in Turkey, local journalists found out that the girl did not really speak English, and her microblog was operated by her mother.

You can find more information about Bana Alabed and her microblog here.

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