Open Internet Red Alert: Syria's Internet Shut Down

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Several news agencies and web monitoring services are reporting that the Internet has been completely cut off in Syria since early afternoon today. While the government apparently blamed "terrorists" for the nationwide outage, activists and humanitarian organizations are raising concerns that it may have been a drastic measure taken by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad to limit the flow of information amidst the civil war that has been ongoing for nearly two years.