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Syria Restores Internet Connectivity

The Syrian government restored Internet access in the country, ending a widespread, 19-hour outage The government blamed a problem with fiber optic cables. The country has been locked in a civil war that has lasted about two years. However, diplomats and human-rights organizations claim the Syrian military is responsible for this outage and one that lasted three days in November 2012, as part of an effort to stifle opposition forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group monitoring both sides in the civil war told Britain’s Daily Telegraph that the latest blackout was part of a government operation. Both sides in the ongoing civil war are using cyberattacks. US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said the Syrian government, with Iranian help, has been monitoring the Internet and using it to track, arrest, and kill opposition activists. (The Telegraph)(CNN)

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