05:31 GMT09 March 2021
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    French industrial company Lafarge indirectly funded Daesh terrorist group for over a year in 2013-2014 to maintain activities of its cement production in Syria, Le Monde newspaper reported Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Since spring 2013 and by the end of summer 2014, management of Jalabiya cement plant in northeastern Syria paid money to Daesh militants, who had occupied the neighboring areas to preserve production of the plant.

    The French newspaper added that the producer paid terrorists to allow workers of the plant to arrive and to leave the factory.

    Lafarge acquired Jalabiya cement plant in 2007 and had invested some 600 million euros ($679 million at the current exchange rates) to renovate it since then. The plant, which started its operations in 2010 was shut down in September 2014 after Daesh militants had advanced toward it.

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