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Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 8:45am

In Syria: Battle Rages Outside Damascus Airport, Internet Goes Down

Updated: 2 years ago.

The headlines from Syria this hour include:

-- "Fighting Rages Along Damascus Airport Road." (Al-Jazeera)

-- "Internet And Mobile Communication 'Cut Off.' " (BBC News)

Syrian officials, Reuters reports, are blaming "terrorists" for the Internet outage. Rebels are pointing the finger at President Bashar Assad's regime.

The fighting, meanwhile, has shut down the airport. Emirates Air is among the carriers who have suspended service to Damascus.

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