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Sections of northern Syria lost connection to the Internet on August 30 during clashes between rebel and army forces. Renesys confirmed that Turk Telekom service to Syria was disrupted, just as it was in a similar incident on August 13. While it is possible that the blackout was a result of technical failure, the Washington Post notes that previous outages have corresponded to major political and military events. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that shortly before the outage, rebel forces took over a town of strategic importance just outside of Aleppo. Reports .indicate that users in the region continue to have trouble connecting to the internet.
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