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Today, 29 November 2012, between 1026 and 1029 (UTC), all traffic from Syria to the rest of the Internet stopped. CloudFlare blog witnessed the drop off:

 

We’ve spent the morning studying the situation to understand what happened. The following graph shows the last several days of traffic coming to CloudFlare’s network from Syria.

Since the beginning of today’s outage, we have received no requests from Syrian IP space. That is a more complete blackout than we’ve seen when other countries have been cut from the Internet (see, for example, Egypt where while most traffic was cut off some requests still trickled out).

The graph above shows two other incidents over the last week. On 25 November 2012 at approximately 0800 UTC we witnessed a 15 minute period during which Syrian traffic was cut to only 13% of normal levels. Again on 27 November 2012 at 0730 UTC, we…

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