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Cable damage disrupts Libyan fixed-line system

Thursday 27 August 2015 | 11:28 CET | News
Landline phone services in Libya were disrupted after unknown people damaged submarine cables in an area held by Islamic State. The telecommunications ministry said landline connections in the eastern and southern regions stopped "due to deliberate acts against a submarine cable station in Sirte", a western city on Libya's Mediterranean coast, Reuters reported. It did not say who was responsible for the damage, adding that the lack of security made it impossible to fix the damage. Tripoli residents trying to call the east did not get a connection. Sirte is controlled by Islamic State

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