Internet Service Mostly Restored in Syria

Syrian security forces besieged a new town in the country’s northwest on Saturday, using helicopters to bring in troops and special forces as President Bashar al-Assad’s regime escalates a campaign to crush dissent in restive towns.Thirteen people were killed in indiscriminate shooting by security forces, after they surrounded the town of Jisr al-Shaghour, near the city of Idlib, said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303745304576365320924377788.htmlAlso see:Syria Internet service said to be restored [IDG]
The Internet in Syria was back on Saturday, a day after it was reported that two-thirds of Syrian networks had been cut off from the rest of the world in the wake of civil unrest in the country.The Internet shutdown was criticized on Saturday by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who issued a statement saying the U.S. was deeply concerned by reports that Internet service was unavailable across much of Syria, and that some mobile communication networks were offline as well. “We condemn any effort to suppress the Syrian people’s exercise of their rights to free expression, assembly, and association,” Clinton said in the statement.
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