Syrian government shuts Syria off from the internet

THE Syrian Government cut its citizens' access to the internet for two days last week, according to an internet security firm.

The head of internet security firm CloudFlare, Matthew Prince, told CNN the cut to access was unlikely to be actions by rebels in Syria.

The government claimed on its state-owned television channel on the weekend that the cut to access was the actions of "terrorists".

But the Syrian rebels have routinely used the internet as a tool in their fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime.

In CNN reports, Mr Prince said the internet access in Syria was through four cables, and it was unlikely the entire country's internet access was shut down by anyone other than government authorities.

Topics:  internet syria

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