Damascus fighting cuts off Internet, airport

By REUTERS
November 29, 2012 17:48

 
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Syrian rebels battled forces loyal to President Bashar Assad just outside Damascus on Thursday, forcing the closure of the main airport road, and the Dubai-based Emirates airline suspended flights to the Syrian capital.

Residents also reported Internet connections in the capital were down and mobile and land telephone lines working only sporadically in what appeared to be the worst disruption to communications in Syria since an uprising began 20 months ago.

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