Aleppo's seven-year-old girl Bana Alabed who had hogged the limelight by posting live tweets from Syria's war-ravaged city has been evacuated with her family, the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) said on Monday.
Earlier on Saturday, Bana Alabed and her mother had posted a video message on Twitter to Michelle Obama begging her to save them and innocent citizens from war-torn Aleppo.
Watch the video message to Michelle Obama by Alabed and her mother on Twitter -
On Monday, Ahmad Tarakji (president of the SAMS) tweeted that Bana Alabed has been arrived safely in the countryside of Aleppo province.
Zaher Sahloul, a SAMS relief coordinator, also posted a tweet that Bana was "safe with her family." He also mentioned in his tweet that Bana survived "siege, bombing and apathy."
The 7-year-old young girl had kept a harrowing log of the conflict on her Twitter handle with the help of her mother, Fatemah Alabed.
Here are few live tweets posted in December about the ground situation in Aleppo from her Twitter handle @AlabedBana which was managed by her mother Fatemah -
Everyone teach peace from birth & everyone die in peace. - Fatemah #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 17, 2016
killing of millions doesn't justify the killing of one. That should be everyone's motto in life in a world of killings. - Fatemah #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 17, 2016
Please save us now. - Bana #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 16, 2016
Dear world, there's intense bombing right now. Why are you silent? Why? Why? Why? Fear is killing me & my kids. - Fatemah #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 14, 2016
My name is Bana, I'm 7 years old. I am talking to the world now live from East #Aleppo. This is my last moment to either live or die. - Bana— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 13, 2016
My dad is injured now. I am crying.-Bana #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 12, 2016
Final message - I am very sad no one is helping us in this world, no one is evacuating me & my daughter. Goodbye.- Fatemah #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 12, 2016
The army is so near now. I don't know what to do. only way to flee is to regime side which I fear coz they will kill me. - Fatemah #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 11, 2016
Our new house is hit with a rocket. This is the worst bombing I have ever seen. We are already convinced we will die. - Fatemah #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 10, 2016
There's Internet in East Aleppo. There's solar in E. Aleppo. There's Bana in E. Aleppo who's suffering & tweeting. Good night. - Fatemah— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 8, 2016
Hello my friends, how are you? I am fine. I am getting better without medicine with too much bombing. I miss you. - Bana #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 6, 2016
"Aleppo is a synonym for hell"
Describing the war-ravaged Syrian town of Aleppo as a "synonym for hell", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the international community has collectively failed the people of Syria and the carnage there remains a "gaping hole" in the global conscience.
In his last press conference as the UN Secretary-General, Ban delivered stark warnings on two issues at the forefront of international concern--- Syria and South Sudan.
He stated that "the carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience and South Sudan faces a risk of genocide as the country leaders have squandered a peace agreement."
"Aleppo is now a synonym for hell," Ban said, bidding farewell to the UN press corps.
Evacuation in progress
More than 1,000 people were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket of Syria's Aleppo early today after hours of delay, a medical official said.
"About 20 buses carrying people from Aleppo have arrived" at the staging ground west of the city, said Dr Ahmad Dbis, who heads a team of doctors and volunteers coordinating evacuations.
"There are about 1,200 to 1,300 people here," he said.
More than 30 buses packed with people had waited overnight in freezing temperatures to leave Aleppo under a complex evacuation deal.
The evacuation deal for Aleppo was brokered by regime ally Russia and rebel backer Turkey, and has been overseen by the International Committee for the Red Cross.
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura estimated that as of Thursday around 40,000 civilians and perhaps as many as 5,000 opposition fighters remained in Aleppo's rebel enclave.
(With inputs from PTI)