(CNN) — If residents of a chaotic Tripoli were still awake in the early-morning hours Monday, they may have read this:
“Welcome to all our brothers & sisters from inside Tripoli on Twitter… Internet returns to them first time in a long time! #Feb17 #Libya.”
The message on Twitter came from the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, an opposition group that has long spoken out against the regime of Moammar Gadhafi.
Internet service was, indeed, returning Monday to Tripoli and other parts of Libya.