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Syria: Reports of Telecom Disruptions as Protests Rage

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011.

Twitter users in Syria are reporting that mobile internet telecommunications have been disrupted today, as protests continued across the country.

Furious Syrian reports:

Mobile internet and 3G net coverage is down in #Syria. The two and only cellular operators are owned by Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf

Human rights activist Wissam Tarif notes:

Al-Assad Regime switches off communication in #Homs #Zabadani #Madaya Also in neighborhoods in #Hama #Eastern Gotta #Damascus Suburbs

And Razaniat adds:

3G USB modems cut off in Damascus, Aleppo and Banyas. #Syria #fb

Anonymous Syria confirms:

@Razaniyat A friend in #Aleppo has 3G modem, he has told me that both MTN & Syriatel don't work for him. #Syria

There are also reports that some landlines have been cut in some areas. Malath Aumran tweets:

Cutting the landline-phones and electricity in #Banyas, #syria

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011.

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