Nine-year old Rasha talking on a phone in "Umm Abduh"
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#BBCtrending: Syria's nine-year-old YouTube storyteller

Like many children in Syria's conflict, nine-year-old Rasha's life has been changed forever by the civil war. She has witnessed the destruction of her part of Aleppo by shelling, and can no longer attend school because of the danger.

But unlike others her age, she has a different life on YouTube. She has become the star of "Umm Abduh", a YouTube series satirising the war which was uploaded during Ramadan, and is now about to be broadcast on TV.

Mukul Devichand of #BBCtrending reports.

Video journalist: Greg Brosnan

Additional production: Mamdouh Akbiek

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  • 16 Oct 2014
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