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Ericsson Closes Syrian Office Over Fears for Staff Safety

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Ericsson has closed its office in Damascus, the capital of Syria due to the ongoing civil war in the country.

In a statement, the company confirmed that "the office is temporarily closed". The company has about 50 local employees in the country. Ten staff have been moved to neighbouring countries, while the rest have opted to work from home.

Ericsson is no longer proactive in seeking sales in the country, but has legacy equipment to maintain on behalf of MTN's local subsidiary and the landline network, STE.

The company is unsure when it will be able to reopen the office.

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