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#WhereIsBana: Twitter Account of 7-Year-Old Syrian Girl Disappears

Al-Abed's dispatches from inside Eastern Aleppo have shocked and captivated readers around the world

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    Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP
    In this Sept. 9, 2016, photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, men stand in rubble after airstrikes hit eastern Aleppo, Syria. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, said helicopters dropped crude barrel bombs on the area.

    Fatemah Al-Abed's final message to her Twitter followers Sunday was harrowing and heartbreaking.

    The Syrian woman's post read: "We are sure the army is capturing us now. We will see each other another day dear world. Bye. — Fatemah."

    Shortly after the post, her Twitter account disappeared, NBC News reporters.

    Al-Abed's dispatches from inside Eastern Aleppo have shocked and captivated readers around the world since she began tweeting from the account on behalf of her 7-year-old daughter, Bana, in September.

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    The family has been documenting their struggle to survive, calling on world leaders to stop the violence and rescue Syrian children as recently as Sunday morning.