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Yemen’s internet is back after four days of power outages

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Web monitor NetBlocks said the connection collapsed after a series of deadly airstrikes severely restricted independent media and human rights surveillance efforts.

Post-strike emergency operations affected the Internet outage, rescuers scraped rubble for survivors, and Sada’s hospital was overwhelmed. (Reuters)

Internet services have returned to Yemen after a four-day outage caused by the deadly coalition airstrikes that showed a dramatic rise in the Seven Years’ War.

Web monitor NetBlocks reported on Tuesday that the Internet was “restoring” in the country and AFP correspondents in the capital Sana’a and the port city of Hudaydah returned online after midnight.

“After a series of deadly airstrikes, connectivity collapsed. The incident severely restricted independent media and human rights surveillance efforts,” Netblocks said.

The Saudi-led coalition air raid was accused of knocking out the nationwide Internet and targeted Hudaydah’s communications facility late Thursday. At least three children playing nearby were killed.

read more: Internet down in Yemen after air strikes on Saudi-led communications building

Threat of retaliation

The strike coincided with an attack on a rebel-controlled Sada prison, killing at least 70 people and injuring more than 100. The Saudi-led coalition denied bombing the prison.

Post-strike emergency operations affected the Internet outage, rescuers scraped rubble for survivors, and Sada’s hospital was overwhelmed.

They posed a threat of international criticism and retaliation following a deadly drone and missile attack by Yemeni Iran-backed rebels against Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Two more rebel missiles were intercepted in the city on Monday. The United Arab Emirates is part of a coalition that fights on behalf of Yemen’s internationally recognized government.

read more: Rescuer: Killed and injured score in airstrikes on Sada’s prison in Yemen

Source: AFP

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