Web monitors: Syria's Internet just disappeared

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Nov. 29, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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According to reports from two monitoring firms, the civil war-torn Syria has been completely cut off from the rest of the Internet. "In the global routing table, all 84 of Syria's IP address blocks have become unreachable, effectively removing the country from the Internet," the networking company, Renesys reported at mid-day, Damascus time.

According to The Atlantic Wire, rumblings of problems with Internet connectivity surfaced earlier Thursday, with some Syrian activists tweeting out reports of web outages as well as some mobile phone disruptions.

Another monitoring firm, Akamai, tweeted out a graph that pretty much sums it up:

UPDATE: "All Google services inaccessible," the search giant also reported Thursday. Here's Google's traffic report:

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