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The Girl From Aleppo J.K. Rowling Sent Harry Potter Books to Tweeted Her Last Message

"This is not the moon, this is bomb falling now."
IMAGE Twitter | www.twitter.com/AlabedBana ART Clare Magno

It's been barely a month since news of J.K. Rowling sending her fan copies of Harry Potter made rounds on social media. It's because Bana Alabed, a seven-year-old Syrian girl from East Aleppo, tweeted that she likes to read "to forget the war." It was only a matter of minutes until J.K. responded and gave her e-books of the entire series.

Bana's Twitter account was made by her mom, Fatemah, to "share our life here to the world," and document their life under siege. Here are some of their heartbreaking tweets last month:

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And earlier today, Bana together with other citizens and activists who were trapped within East Aleppo said their goodbyes as the government forces took their final push to retake the city. Below are Fatemah's final tweets:

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And here is Bana's:

Although Russia already declared that its four-year battle between Syria is over, we have yet to see if Bana, her mom, and the remaining citizens made it out alive and safe. We can only hope for the best.

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