The blackout was due to a fault in optical fibre cables

The internet access in Syria is reported to have restored following a nationwide blackout, which lasted for over 19 hours.

Web monitoring firm Renesys has reported that Internet was back in the country.

James Cowie of Renesys said, “Since 18:45 UTC on May 7th, Renesys hasn't seen a flicker of activity.”

“We haven't been able to successfully send a ping or a traceroute to any host inside Syria. Government websites, universities, domain name servers, core infrastructure routers, banks, businesses, DSL customers, smartphones: all silent,” Cowie said.

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