Syria Internet Has Been Shut Off Nationwide, Reports Say

By on Nov 30, 2012 in Current Events, Internet, Middle East, World Comments

Syria‘s internet has been shut off nationwide, international news sites reported on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

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According to reports, two United States-based internet-monitoring company have confirmed that Syria has shut off their internet.

Renesys, a US-based network security firm reportedly said that Syria effectively disappeared from the internet at 12:26 pm local time. Meanwhile, Akamai Technologies Inc. also confirmed the complete outage for Syria.

Moreover, activists in Syria interviewed by CS Monitor by satellite telephone confirmed the internet blackout.

CNN reported that it is not clear who shut down the access in this latest event, while the Associated Press in Beirut reported that the Syrian government is the one that shut it down, together with cellphone services in select areas.

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