First we have this report that as of 18:45 GMT today Syria became almost completely disconnected from the Internet.
Now we also have this report from Yalla Souriya that electricity is out in Damascus.
Some calls to mobile phones in various regions in #Syria are going through. No confirmation on the landlines yet. Internet still down.— Shakeeb Al-Jabri (@LeShaque) May 7, 2013
UPDATE 8 May 2013: CNN has this report:
Syrian government responds to reports of widespread Internet outageBy Catherine E. Shoichet and Hamdi Alkhshali
May 8, 2013 -- Updated 1029 GMT (1829 HKT) |
(CNN) -- The Syrian government said it's working to repair a widespread Internet outage in the country -- something opposition activists suspected could be an ominous sign.
Internet connections across Syria went down Tuesday night, according to several global monitoring sites.
On Wednesday, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said an optic cable malfunction caused the outage.
A repair was under way to restore services "as soon as possible," SANA said, citing communications official Bakr Bakr. More...
UPDATE 8 May 2013 8:29pm pst: