After being down for 6 hours and 40 minutes Syria is back on the Internet. According to the Director of the Syrian Communications Company, Bakr Bakr, the outage was due to a “breakdown in the optical fiber cable in Damascus Countryside” that affected the entire country. “The maintenance teams are working to identify the site of the breakdown,” said Bakr “[They will] fix it as soon as possible” according to a story by H. Said of the Syrian Arab News Agency.
It’s not known if the communication was intended to be a tongue-in-cheek joke or if they truly believed they were responsible for the outage. Regardless, the Internet is back in Syria: