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Written by Nick Heer.

How Syria Turned Off the Internet

Matthew Prince over on the CloudFare blog explains:

Syria has 4 physical cables that connect it to the rest of the Internet. Three are undersea cables that land in the city of Tartous, Syria. The fourth is an over-land cable through Turkey. In order for a whole-country outage, all four of these cables would have had to been cut simultaneously. That is unlikely to have happened.