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[liberationtech] Internet off in Syria?

Walid AL-SAQAF admin at
Wed May 8 07:16:42 PDT 2013

Hi all,

It seems connectivity is slowly returning to Syria. I noticed some
connections from MTN-SYRIA to my server.



Walid Al-Saqaf
Founder & Administrator
alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM, KheOps <kheops at> wrote:
> Morning/afternoon/evening all,
> Le 08/05/2013 09:54, Walid AL-SAQAF a écrit :
>> Hi Brian, Tiago and other friends,
>> I can confirm that users from Syria have stopped using my Alkasir
>> servers for accessing the Internet since yesterday at noon. Looking at
>> my records, it appears it stopped totally after noticing a decline in
>> the number of connections in recent days. It appears that what we feared
>> would happen has just happened.
>> Let's keep monitoring to see if any are able to get online from Syria.
> My DNS server traffic from Syria also dropped to zero.
> Some people have been working overnight to try to see if landlines still
> work in some cities, to see if dialup can be used.
> Info has been gathered there:
> Best,
> KheOps
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