Thursday, March 3, 2016

Syria's Electric Grid Is Down And The Entire Country Is Without Electricty

Lifted in toto from Reuters:

Electricity supply cut across Syria, Internet partly down: state media
Electricity was cut across Syria on Thursday and Internet connections were also party down, state media said.
"The electricity network has been cut in all governorates," SANA news agency said, citing a source in the Electricity Ministry. "Attempts to find the cause of the outage have begun."

A Reuters witness confirmed that electricity had been cut in Damascus, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the five-year-old conflict in Syria, said that power had been cut in the "vast majority of governorates".

SANA reported the Syria Telecommunications Company as saying Internet services were partially halted "as a result of sudden damage to one of the network hubs and repair teams have been sent to fix it".