Presidential candidate gaffes aside, the city of Aleppo has been a constant presence in nightly news coverage of the Syrian conflict. The city has been besieged with ongoing airstrikes, which have created chilling images in the process. Residents find themselves caught in the middle of an escalating conflict between government and rebel forces, and some are documenting it along the way.
Seven-year-old Bana Alabed, along with the help of her mother Fatemah, has been tweeting the ongoing conflict. Together, they present an inside look at the struggles the city is facing and how residents are trying to overcome. Bana’s Twitter account is a mix of images from the aftermath of airstrikes committed by Russian and Syrian forces, and her mother signs off on uplifting messages from Bana herself.