For second time in six months, the Syrian government cut off the Internet in the country. According to web monitoring companies, online regular traffic dropped to zero before 19:00 GMT on 7 May.

Google reported  that its services became inaccessible in Syria around 9:45pm, and Internet tracking companies Renesys, Akamai and BGPmon announced the loss of connectivity at the same time.

"It seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet,"  Dan Hubbard, chief t...

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