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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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Topic - Jim Cowie
Internet service went down Thursday across Syria and international flights were canceled at the Damascus airport when a road near the facility was closed by heavy fighting in the country's civil war.
About a half-hour past midnight Friday morning in Egypt, the Internet went dead.
A power outage or an intentional shutdown at central Syrian telecommunications facilities is a more likely cause, he said.
He said the profile of the outage was similar to what the Egyptian government did in January 2011 during the Arab Spring uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.