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Bana Alabed, Syrian Girl, Rescued From East Aleppo

The seven-year-old gained international attention for her tweets from the besieged Syrian city.

A Syrian girl who gained international attention for her tweets from East Aleppo appears to have been rescued.

Bana Alabed and her mother Fatemah have been safely evacuated from the war-torn city, according to the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation.

The group reported that the two made it out of East Aleppo on Monday, along with 1,500 other people.

Alabed also took pictures with a Syrian journalist and another aid worker.

She told the journalist about seeing "bombing everywhere" and "fighter jets in the sky."

Bana's mother, who helps the seven-year-old run her Twitter account, spoke to journalists about human suffering in Aleppo.

"Me and Bana want to tell all the world how much kids and all people in East Aleppo, how much they are suffering from bombs in East Aleppo," she said.

Syrian pro-government forces moved into East Aleppo last month in an effort to take control of rebel-held areas of the city.

Earlier this month, Alabed's Twitter account eerily went dark, vanishing from the site for about a day.

On Friday, Alabed and her mother had issued a video plea for U.S. first lady Michelle Obama to rescue them from the conflict.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted Monday that 20,000 people have been evacuated from East Aleppo so far.

UNICEF Middle East and North Africa also tweeted a statement saying 47 children who were trapped in an East Aleppo orphanage were taken to safety.

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