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Le Monde says Lafarge made a deal with IS and the terrorists allowed the French to operate on their territory. The company’s trucks could pass through the checkpoints set by the IS, for example, the paper reports.
Lafarge is the world leader in building materials and one of the biggest players in cement, aggregates and concrete businesses.
The French cement producer was indirectly funding the jihadists for over a year before IS seized the site on September 19, 2014.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
This news web page is in French, but this link should translate to English:
How cement manufacturer Lafarge worked with the Islamic state in Syria
The French group Lafarge cement plant in Jalabiya, in northern Syria , paid taxes to the organization Islamic state between 2013 and 2014, to continue to operate during the war. This is demonstrated by a survey published by Le Monde, Tuesday, June 21 Inaugurated in 2010, the cement Jalabiya, in the northeast of Syria, was the flagship of the French cement producer in the Middle East . But the following year, civil war broke out. The factory management has sought to do work as long as possible in an environment dangerous and unstable.
A From 2013, the presence of the organization Islamic State (EI) in the region has forced the cement to negotiate rights of passage at checkpoints manned by the jihadists for its trucks. It was also necessary to provide to the traders oil , whose fields were required by the EI. For a little over a year, Lafarge has indirectly funded jihadist organization. Until the EI seizes site September 19, 2014 Lafarge and cease its activities.
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Breedon, which operates 29 quarries, 19 asphalt plants and 27 concrete plants in England and Scotland, has advanced 16 percent to 16.25 pence since listing shares in London on June 12. Invesco Ltd., Scottish Widows Plc and George Soros are among its backers, through their investment in Marwyn.
During her connection to Lafarge, the firm was implicated in facilitating a CIA-backed covert arms export network to Saddam Hussein.
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