MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37 Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
Looks like something big might be up in Syria.
Starting at 10:26 UTC (12:26pm in Damascus), Syria's international Internet connectivity shut down. In the global routing table, all 84 of Syria's IP address blocks have become unreachable, effectively removing the country from the Internet. http://www.renesys.com/blog/2012/11/syria-off-the-air.shtml
Emirates suspends flights to Damascus
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels battled forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad just outside Damascus on Thursday, restricting access to its international airport, and the Dubai-based Emirates airline and EgyptAir stopped flights to the Syrian capital.
A rebel fighter who identified himself as Abu Omar, a member of the Jund Allah brigade, told Reuters that insurgents fired mortars at the airport's runways and were blocking the road linking it with the capital. http://news.yahoo.com/damascus-clash...es-suspends-flights-141313857.html
Egyptair suspends all flights to Damascus, Syria from now on, per Egypt's official news agency.
(sorry I have no link for this)
ba6590 From UK - England, joined Jul 2007, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
My dad flew out of Damascus with EK on Tuesday after spending the day in Damascus. It was relatively calm then. I have been trying to contact relatives in Damascus, but it certainly looks like all mobiles and landlines are down. I don't think either side is going to give up until the entire country is destroyed. Another sad day for the people of Syria.
"Never forget, the higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly" - Nietzsche -
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
Anonymous Vows to Remove Syria's 'Evil Government' from the Internet
s fighting in Syria between pro-government forces and opposition rebels escalated on Thursday in the country’s capital city of Damascus, access to its international airport was cut, suspending flights into and out of Syria. By 10:30 AM Eastern time, Syria’s internet was disconnected from the outside world, leaving the country’s citizens in an information blackout. Thursday evening, the hacker collective Anonymous struck back, vowing to “remove the last vestiges of [Bashar al-Assad’s] evil government from the Internet.” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2...tbartFeed%20%28Breitbart%20Feed%29
1425 GMT: After more clashes last night near the Damascus International Airport, it Egypt and the United Arab Emirates will probably not be flying to and from Damascus any time soon. The Guardian reports:
"Airlines are not operating to Damascus today," said a Dubai-based airline official. EgyptAir and Emirates suspended flights to Syria on Thursday.