Fighting rages near Damascus airport; Syrian Web and phone blackouts continue
“We are sure they are preparing dirty games. We don’t know exactly what because it will be a military operation,” said Fadel Abdul Ghani, 36, the founder of the Syrian Network for Human Rights, speaking via Skype from Damascus. “When they cut the Internet in Homs before, there was a big massacre.”
Abdul Ghani, like some other human rights workers, activists and fighters around the country, was able to keep his channels of communication open by using a satellite phone. But gathering information had become markedly more difficult since the blackout began, he said.