Aleppo's residents may be fleeing for their lives, but many are still taking a few minutes to make sure the world knows exactly what is happening to them.
A ceasefire collapsed Wednesday as pro-government forces bombed the last rebel-held portions of Aleppo, threatening the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.
Activists, journalists, and ordinary citizens are tweeting updates from the besieged Syrian city. Many shared videos of themselves amid the destruction.
Activist Lina Shamy posted a video announcing the ceasefire had been broken.
Bana Alabed and her mom Fatemah, who have been regularly posting updates about the conflict, tweeted about the bombing over the past few days.
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
Aleppo resident Salah Ashkar tweeted updates while fleeing his building.
Aleppo now .. pic.twitter.com/Vzu5yNo6Eu— salah ashkar (@SalahAshkar) December 14, 2016
A missile just fell on the roof of my building— salah ashkar (@SalahAshkar) December 14, 2016
Now the people who were waiting the buses have to run back for their lives again find shelter pic.twitter.com/WGGfc1BEdX
Journalists and filmmakers also showed glimpses of the destruction.
After an agreement was reached last night, regime forces are intensely shelling the Aleppo. People must stay engaged! Retweet! pic.twitter.com/NURBUXVGkN— Bilal Abdul Kareem (@BilalKareem) December 14, 2016
On Wednesday, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said the Syrian government, Russia, and Iran are responsible for placing a "noose" around residents.
In a security council address, she asked the three nations, "Is there no execution of a child that gets under your skin? Is there literally nothing that shames you?"
Eastern Aleppo head of forensics Mohammed Abu Jaafar told The Associated Press government forces had started to target areas where civilians had gathered to evacuate.
With a file from The Associated Press