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Assad Pulls "Kill Switch" Syria Disconnected  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From Monaco, joined Feb 2007, 11332 posts, RR: 34
Posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2562 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.

All communications down in Damascus

Syrian authorities block Internet in parts of Damascus, limit cell phone use, activists say

LCC reporting cellular, landlines, internet cut in Hama, Tartous. Damascus airport reported closed.

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.

Egyptair suspends all flights to Damascus, Syria from now on, per Egypt's official news agency.
(sorry I have no link for this)

Major Syria army offensive on airport road
Observers say Syrian troops have launched a major offensive in southeastern Damascus along the airport road.

Syrian activity increases after the Internet went down. This is what they just said a few moments ago on the BBC World News Today program.

Without Iran’s support, Assad regime will collapse: report


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
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User currently offlineba6590 From UK - England, joined Jul 2007, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2521 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.

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 8384 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2380 times:

This is going to be hell real fast. But what can anyone do? I mean we can't intervene unless warranted.

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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From Monaco, joined Feb 2007, 11332 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 2265 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.”

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.


The who-is-who of Syrian civil war
A very detailed article of who is fighting in the Syrian conflict today with name of groups and peoples.

Syria’s Internet shutdown leaves information void, may signal escalating war


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinepowerslide From Canada, joined Oct 2010, 595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 2):

This is going to be hell real fast. But what can anyone do? I mean we can't intervene unless warranted.

Leave them alone. Maybe once the dust settles both sides would have killed each other off.

User currently offlinehelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2070 times:

Syria is partially back online.

In the meantime the only plane in 3 days has left DAM en route to VKO.


There is speculation that it is Assad.

User currently offline777way From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2060 times:

Infighting amongst people of the same country never bothers me, its only when other countries invade them that I find disturbing.

User currently offlinedaviation From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 6):
Infighting amongst people of the same country never bothers me

So it's ok with you that 40,000 people have been killed in Syria because, hey, they're in the same country. I'm sure those 40,000 victims will be relieved that they didn't die because of an invasion.

Very strange logic.

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