Home of Syrian 'Harry Potter' Fan Who Gained J.K. Rowling's Attention Bombed

Bana Alabed, Harry Potter fan
Bana Alabed and her siblings read a "Harry Potter" e-book. Twitter

A Syrian Harry Potter fan who gained worldwide attention when author J.K. Rowling sent her ebooks last week has lost her home in the latest bombardment to strike Aleppo.

Young Bana Alabed tweeted Sunday that she "almost died" after her house was bombed.

The seven-year-old was sent e-books of the entire Harry Potter series by Rowling last week after tweeting how much she enjoyed watching the films.

Alabed wrote:

Tonight we have no house, it's bombed & I got in rubble. I saw deaths and I almost died. - Bana #Aleppo pic.twitter.com/arGYZaZqjg

— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 27, 2016

The message was retweeted by Rowling and has gained more than 20,000 shares on Twitter.

In another tweet, the youngster said she was "between life and death."

Under heavy bombardments now. In between death and life now, please keep praying for us. #Aleppo

— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 28, 2016

Rowling has exchanged several messages with Alabed in the last week after the author arranged for the Harry Potter ebooks to reach her.

Alabed posted a video thanking Rowling and shared pictures of herself and her siblings huddling around a smartphone to read the story of the boy wizard.

Hello my friend @jk_rowling, I started reading your books now, my heart is for you. Thank you. - Bana #Aleppo #StandWithAleppo pic.twitter.com/MHtOIFzwuI

— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 24, 2016

My brothers want to read the Harry Potters too. - Bana #Aleppo pic.twitter.com/ZW6AGggOZj

— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 24, 2016

Rowling responded:

Bana, this made me so happy! Lots of love to you and your brothers! #StandWithAleppo https://t.co/ODTivIs5EZ

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 24, 2016