In Shafaaq

Iraqi government announces the restoration of Internet service around the clock

The Ministry of Communications announced on Friday the restoration of the Internet service around the clock after experiencing semi-continuous cuts, especially worsening protests in the capital Baghdad and a number of provinces last week.

The ministry said in a brief statement today that it has received official approvals on the return of Internet service as of this day and the return of service around the clock.

Activists and users in the provinces, which witnessed demonstrations and other social networking sites continue to block despite the return of Internet service.

The Iraqi government has banned the Internet over the past few days in Baghdad and the central and southern provinces against the backdrop of bloody protests that killed dozens of demonstrators and wounded thousands. Source