Internet Service Back in Syria

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, December 01 2012 Dec 1, 2012 Saturday, December 01, 2012 10:06:19 AM CST December 01, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BEIRUT -- A U.S.-based firm that monitors online activity has confirmed a "largely complete" restoration of Internet service in Syria following a two-day, nationwide blackout.

Renesys, which studies Internet disruptions, said in a statement Saturday that service went back up around 4:32 local time in Syria.

The communications blackout began Thursday, raising fears of a burst of fighting outside the public eye. The government and rebels have blamed each other for cutting the lines.

Syrian troops are fighting a 20-month-old revolt against the President Bashar Assad's regime. Activists say some 40,000 people have been killed in the violence.

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