State media reports blame the outage on a failure in a key optical cable. Others aren't so sure.
After a 19 hour blackout, Internet service in Syria appears to finally be restored.
The outage, which reportedly affected the entire country, was initially noted on Tuesday night, and confirmed by Google and the digital security company Umbrella. But by early Wednesday afternoon, many Syrian websites were up and running again.
So what caused the outage? Well, according to Al Jazeera, the state news agency in Syria blamed the whole thing on a "fault in optical fibre cables." But many analysts are skeptical about that explanation.