BEIRUT, May 15 (Reuters) - Internet connections between Syria and the rest of the world were down, a U.S. web tracking firm said on Wednesday, and phone lines into Damascus from other countries were not working.
"Syrian Internet offline again 07:01 UTC / 10:00 am local," Renesys said on its Twitter account.
This is the sixth communications blackout of the two-year-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and web tracking firms say the government is probably responsible. Authorities blamed a blackout last week on a malfunctioning optic cable. (Reporting by Oliver Holmes; Editing by Louise Ireland)