'We give up on life': Bana al-Abed's family in despair as she struggles with illness after bombing

The mother of seven-year-old Bana al-Abed, who live-tweets her daily battle for survival in the Syrian city of Aleppo, has said the family have loss hope.

"We give up on life," Bana's mother Fatemah, who helps her daughter tweet, posted on Twitter.

The message of despair comes as her daughter struggles with illness amid constant bombardment of the besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo by government forces and Russian allies.

"I have no medicine, no home, no clean water. This will make me die even before a bomb kill me," Bana wrote.

Bana - who dreams of being a teacher - has gained more than 195,000 followers after sharing her experience of living through Syria's war.

On Sunday, Bana tweeted that she had "almost died" after her home was destroyed by bombing, with a picture of herself covered in dust.

The young girl later wrote that she had sustained a minor injury but her condition appears to have since deteriorated.

Last week, Bana tweeted that her friend had been killed whenher house was bombed. "I can't stop crying," she wrote

In an interview with ITV News she pleaded with the world to "listen to us" saying "we are children, we have a right to live".

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has previously accused Bana of "not being a credible source" saying her tweets were being promoted by "terrorists or their supporters".

Responding to the claim, Bana tweeted: "Sir Assad, I'm not a terrorist, I just want to live and no bombing please."