A whole country blackout ? Thats scary 😨 my prayers go out to syria 🙏 #SyriaBlackout
Syria goes offline, government blamed for throwing kill switch11/29/2012
In an unprecedented Internet blackout, Syria has vanished offline — all 84 IP address blocks that connect Syria's residents to the Internet were cut off at 12:26 p.m. local time Thursday. There are also reports on Twitter that landlines and cellphones are unreachable, and anti-government activists are blaming the government for the blackout, according to the Associated Press. Reuters has ominously linked the blackout with a fight between the Syrian government and rebel forces outside Damascus International Airport, whose airspace is suddenly empty, according to tweets on the issue. Reuters also quoted an anonymous Syrian security force in reporting that "the army had started a 'cleansing operation' in the capital to confront rebel advances." [Source]
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