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I have found the sentence:

Police have raided the offices of KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Reykjavik, seizing documents and computer data as part of an investigation into alleged criminal activity at three collapsed Icelandic banks.

here: KPMG and PwC Reykjavik offices are raided by Icelandic police

I can also easily find 'offices' without the article in a similar context:

Police in Pakistan have raided offices of the software company Axact after the New York Times accused it of selling fake degrees.
Pakistan raids on 'fake degree' firm

Is there any difference in meaning between those two uses?
  • VicNicSor

    Grammatically, it would imply that "the offices of ..." = "all the offices of ... ", while "offices of ..." = "some of the offices of ... "; but I doubt the writers would be so precise here...
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