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Syria: All communications reportedly down

Eric Mack
CNet [1]
May 8, 2013

Google tweeted Tuesday that all its services are inaccessible in Syria, where a bloody civil war is ongoing and Israeli airstrikes were conducted over the weekend.

Google [2] reports that Internet traffic from the beleaguered Middle Eastern nation suddenly stopped at about 11:45 a.m. Pacific Time.

Other traffic-monitoring services confirmed the outage. Renesys [3] also tweeted:

Renesys confirms loss of Syrian Internet connectivity 18:43 UTC. BGP routes down, inbound traces failing.

This isn’t the first time the country has fallen off the digital map in recent months. A similaroutage [4] last November lasted for two days.

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