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Former Lafarge CEO Bruno Lafont was questioned on Wednesday over allegations that the French cement-maker indirectly financed extremists, including Islamic State, in Syria.

The Swiss-French cement company LafargeHolcim should have stopped its operations in war-torn Syria before it did, its chairman said on Sunday, after top officials were charged with indirectly financing militants.

Concrete evidence: French cement giant admits Syria 'unacceptable practices' Concrete evidence: French cement giant admits Syria 'unacceptable practices'

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Concrete evidence: French cement giant admits Syria 'unacceptable practices'

French cement giant Lafarge said it took part in unacceptable practices at its Syria-based plant, paying protection money to militant groups and defying EU sanctions on Assad regime.

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