Secret Syria network saves lives with air raid warnings
Moments later, activists in a rebel-held area in northwestern Syria sound warning sirens that prompt civilians to take cover before incoming air raids. The message, sent via the mobile application WhatsApp, is part of an effort by a network of civilian and rebel coordinators across Syria who call themselves “the monitors”. From positions near government-held military airports, they use messaging services or walkie-talkies — depending on Internet coverage — to warn activists, medics, and rebels about incoming aerial attacks.
4 November, 2015 Russian strikes take toll among Syrian civilians KADIRLI, Turkey (AP) — The 4-year-old Syrian girl was ending her first trip to her grandparents' house. Posing for the last family photos before returning to Turkey with her mother, Raghad dressed up in a pretty blue-and-white polka dot dress and put her hair up in ponytails with […]
8 May, 2013 Syria state TV says Internet service restored BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV and a U.S.-based Internet monitor say Internet service in Syria has been restored after a countrywide outage that lasted more than 16 hours.
8 May, 2013 Syrian state media say Internet service restored BEIRUT (AP) — Internet service was restored across Syria on Wednesday, after a countrywide outage cut off the country from the rest of the world for nearly 20 hours, state media said.
20 November, 2015 More attacks likely, targeting anti-IS coalition states: expert The Paris attacks of November 13 may mark the start of a campaign of terror by jihadists targeting countries taking part in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, experts warn. For the moment, the air strikes targeting IS strongholds in Syria and Iraq have not […]