The internet in greater Syria has apparently been shut off as of 3 p.m. EST, according to Umbrella, an internet security company that tracks data.
— OpenDNS Labs (@OpenDNSLabs) May 7, 2013
GoogleTransparency Reports also verify the web outtage.
— A Googler (@google) May 7, 2013
This isn’t the first time Syria lost internet service either. They lost services last year for two days, and experts quickly narrowed down the Assad government as the culprit, according to the Associated Press.
Assad has been in a deadlocked, bloody civil war with Syrian rebels for the last two years. Estimates report that approximately 70,000 lives have been lost in that time.