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Ericsson closes Damascus office over security fears

Global mobile telecoms equipment maker, Ericsson has announced it had temporarily closed its office in the Syrian capital Damascus, due to the worsened security situation there, Reuters has reported. "We revised our security assessment last week," spokesman Fredrik Hallstan said. "We are closing down temporarily because of the security situation." Around 10 of the 47 employees are being relocated to Ericsson offices in neighbouring countries, while the others are now working from home, he said.