Maersk winds down operations in Syria

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Maersk Line will no longer offer shipments to or from Syria from December 1, the company said on Tuesday.

Maersk said in a statement that its operations in Syria are already limited as a result of international sanctions.

“This has recently become even more challenging logistically, and we have therefore made the decision to close our operations down completely,” it said.

Syria has been in a civil war for more than 12 years due to popular discontent against the country’s government.

The Syrian civil war is multi-sided and it is fought between the Syrian Arab Republic led by Bashar al-Assad and various domestic and foreign forces that oppose both Assad’s regime.

The United States and other developed countries have imposed punitive sanctions on the Syrian government for its actions, which has led to loss of thousands of lives, during the civil war. The sanctions also impose penalties entities lending support to the Syrian government, and any companies operating in Syria.

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