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French cement giant Lafarge has been charged with 'complicity in crimes against humanity' due to alleged payments to IS militants by Syrian company officials.

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

Cement giant <em>Lafarge</em> admits 'unacceptable errors' in Syria

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Cement giant Lafarge admits 'unacceptable errors' 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 ...

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