Internet restored to Syria after 8-hour outage

This Tuesday, May 14, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the mother of a Syrian rebel cleaning a rifle, in Aleppo, Syria. Activists say Syrian rebels have detonated two car bombs outside the main prison in the northern city of Aleppo and are trying to storm the facility, where hundreds of regime opponents are believed to be held. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Communications Ministry says Internet service has been restored in the country after an outage that lasted more than eight hours.

It was the second nationwide outage in a week.

The Communications Ministry claims a rebel bombing in an area about 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of Damascus cut a cable, but gave no details.

A foreign Internet watcher said earlier it was not possible to determine the cause of Wednesday's outage from outside Syria.