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Aleppo’s Bana Al-Abed And Mother Take Questions on Facebook


The following is an excerpt from DANIELLA SILVA | December 26, 2016 | msnbc.com |

The 7-year-old Syrian girl whose tweets gave a harrowing look at the crisis in Aleppo over the last few months took questions with her mother on Facebook Monday, one week after the family was evacuated from the war-wracked city.

In the session, Bana al-Abed and her mother, Fatemah, said it was their hope to return to their city after the war was over and help other Syrians affected by the violence.

"I will be back to help my people," Fatemah said in one response.
The pair took questions exactly one week after their family had been bused out of eastern Aleppo and taken to Ankara, Turkey. They said they were all safe following their evacuation and that Bana was hoping to go back to school.

When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Bana told one Facebook user she wanted to be a "teacher, author and peacemaker."

"I want to help people around the world," she said in another response.

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Fatemah said the war's effect on Syria's children was "very huge" and affected children in "every way."

One person asked Bana how she found peace before falling asleep when she faced death day and night.

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