French firm Lafarge charged with complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria: legal source

Paris (AFP) – French cement giant Lafarge was charged Thursday with complicity in crimes against humanity and financing a terrorist group for paying millions to jihadist groups, including the Islamic State, to keep a factory in Syria open during the war.

A legal source said the company, which paid the armed groups through middlemen, has also been charged with endangering the lives of former employees at the cement plant in Jalabiya, northern Syria.

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