Syria is Back Online

Syria is back online – at least parts of it are, according to Syrian netizens abroad, who have been trying frantically to connect with loved ones during a three day communications and Internet blackout.

Rime Allaf breaks the news on Twitter:

@rallaf: Several Syrian friends have just gotten back online from Damascus, welcome back! #Syria

Blogger Razan Ghazzawi exclaims:

@RedRazan: What is happening now on FB [Facebook] is extraordinary: our friends are posting now, we're watching our homepage with joy. #InternetBackinSyria #Syria

She doesn't hide her happiness:

@RedRazan: I am speaking to several friends based in Damascus. I sound like a child but I am just so happy! #InternetBackInSyria #Syria

And she adds:

@RedRazan: “Imagine how happy we'll be when Assad falls,” is what many Syrians are posting on Facebook now that #InternetBackInSyria #Syria

Meanwhile, Brian Whitaker quips:

@Brian_Whit: It's Saturday, and Asma wants to do some online shopping #syria

Asma Al Assad, wife of Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad, is allegedly a keen Internet shopper.


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