Internet Blackout has occurred in the Largest city of Syria. Aleppo, a city in Northern Syria that has been the site of intense fighting between rebel forces and the Assad regime, and the surrounding area appear to have lost connectivity to the Internet as of last night.

The Switch was informed of this Blackout, which was in parts of Nothern Syria, after that they contacted Doug Madory of Internet intelligence company Renesys.

Outages in the Aleppo area are strongly correlated to disruptions in Turk Telekom’s service to the Syrian Telecommunications Establishment. When Turk Telekom service drops out of Syria, Aleppo appears to experience a “last mile” outage, but other areas continue to have Internet access through PCCW and Deutsche Telekom, Madory explained in a Blog Post.

Madory also stated that Service dropped out from Turk Telekom to Syria at 17:48:42 UTC on Aug 29, which tells us the Blackout occurs at the Night of Aug29.

Similar Blackout occurred in Aleppo last year. At that time , the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group critical of the Assad regime, claimed both mobile telecommunications services and Internet were cut off.

At the Night of Aug29, BBC published a Video, which shows the condition of Aleppo after a bomb dropped by a fighter jet on the playground of a school.

VIA- WashingtonPost| Renesys

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