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This photo provided by the Shafak Charity Organization, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows shows the badly damaged exterior of a medical facility dedicated to women after it was hit by four airstrikes that also killed two civilians in the northern Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. The airstrikes knocked the facility out of service and killed two civilians. Shelling in the northern city of Aleppo also knocked out another gynecology hospital Friday, badly damaging it. (Shafak Charity Organization via AP)

A family in Aleppo said their 'goodbyes' on Twitter


Tonight we have no house, it's bombed and I got in rubble. I saw deaths and I almost died.
Bana Alabed

A 7-year-old girl in Aleppo, Syria, tweeted Sunday night that her family's home had been bombed and she was nearly killed. 

Then on Monday, Bana's mom tweeted that the family was on the run because of the bombings in rebel-held eastern Aleppo. 

The Syrian regime launched a ground assault in the Syrian city Saturday and gained control of several formerly rebel-held neighborhoods in northeastern Aleppo, according to CNN

Russia's defense ministry told the BBC that Syrian government forces have now gained control of approximately 40 percent of the city. 

Bana's mother Fatimah told CNN the family's home took a direct hit Sunday night. 

In this tweet, Fatemah references the estimated 200,000 people still living in Aleppo.

Fatemah told CNN she and her three children were not injured in the airstrike, but were forced to take cover in a nearby house. 

SMART News Agency reported that the airstrikes injured at least five people in Bana's al-Shaar neighborhood.

Sunday the Syrian army secured an escape route for 1,500 people to leave eastern Aleppo and head into regime-held areas, an army commander told the state-run SANA news agency.

Bana tweeted Monday asking for prayers and she and her family remain in the city under intense artillery fire. 

"Under heavy bombardments now. In between death and life now, please keep praying for us," she tweeted. 

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