This past week, Syrians were cut off from phone and internet access as a result of outages allegedly orchestrated by the government to control rebel forces. Here are some facts on the incident and Syrian conflict:
2: The number of days Syrian citizens were without internet access.
1982: The year in which the Syrian government’s attack on the city of Hamas was preceded by internet outages.
0: The level to which traffic from Akamai Technologies Inc., an internet content distributor to Syrian users, dropped on Thursday.
15: The number of people killed on Thursday after heavy fighting between rebels and regime troops in the northern Idlib province and in Aleppo.
40,000: The estimated number of people killed since the start of the conflict in Syria.
Sources: [SLANT12]usatoday.com[SLANT12] and [SLANT12]news.cnet.com[SLANT12]