he regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday shut down access to the internet, raising fears that the regime was preparing to embark on a vicious crackdown on the country's rebels, who have just lost one of their main links to the outside world. In addition, the government closed the country's largest commercial airport in Damascus.
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