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RE: Fourth cable damaged in Middle Eest (Qatar to UAE)

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sun Feb 03 22:58:29 2008

Caution: upon further research it appears there may be some language
misscommunication in some of the reports; and some of the outages may
be multiple reports of the same incidents.
  Confirming international media reports, an Etisalat official yesterday
  told Khaleej Times that the cable network was not completely severed,
  though the damage slowed down the already affected system. He did not
  give any further details regarding the cause of damage.
  This is the third incident of its kind in the area since January 30
  since the cables were first damaged in the Mediterranean and then off
  the coast of Dubai, causing widespread disruption to Internet and
  international telephone services in Egypt, Gulf Arab states and south

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