Syria's Internet goes offline

Google reports all services are inaccessible from Syria in May 7, 2013. Google

Syria's Internet has gone down, according to wide reports.

Umbrella Security Labs, a division of Internet security firm OpenDNS, reported that a Syria had a significant drop in traffic at around 6:45 p.m. UTC. The organization posted a graph showing that both top-level domain servers for Syria are "unreachable."

According to Google's transparency report, all the search giant's services are inaccessible as of about 3 p.m. ET. The reports were also supported by Internet monitoring firms Renesys and BGPmon.

Syria's Internet went down onNov. 29, 2012 as battle raged in Damascus. There were also reports that the country blocked Internet service at the same time that Egypt shut down its service in 2011, amid uprising in the Arab Spring.

Editor's note: This article was updated to reflect that Umbrella Security Labs is a division of OpenDNS, not an Internet traffic monitoring site.

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