Internet intelligence firm Renesys reports that Syrian Internet services are now operational again. But these dramatic clips of Syrians rising up against their government, shot on June 2, were allegedly sent out of the country via satellite phone.
Warning: some of these chaotic scenes from YouTube’s Citizentube channel are violent and might be disturbing to sensitive viewers.
According to Renesys, seven of the country’s 40 networks returned at 1900 UTC (3 p.m. Friday EDT), with the rest coming back early Saturday morning, “shortly after 04:00 UTC” (Midnight EDT).
Now, Google Transparency Report shows Syrian Internet traffic has resumed levels that are roughly the same as they were before the initial shutdown occurred at 3:35 UTC on Friday (11 p.m. Thursday EDT).