Cement company probed over terrorist claims

Cement giant Lafarge, Holcim, says its French subsidiary is under formal investigation in France over claims that he funded a terrorist group in Syria.

The daughter is also of the complicity of accused lives in a crime against humanity and vulnerability in Syria.

Last year, Lafarge, the number of groups in the country approved in order to keep a factory operating in Northern Syria as violence mounted after 2011.

However, Lafarge says it will appeal against some of the accusations.

Eight former managers of the company studied formally.

An internal investigation last year, evidence of the factory, provided funding to local armed groups, in order to remain open.

The investigation concluded that the managers of the Jalabiya had taken plant, “unacceptable” action to open the attachment and the protection of the employees.

Various armed groups “controlled or tried to control” the area, it said.

At the time, Syria, the subject of the EU sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad’s government lost control of large parts of the country to armed groups.

The plant closed in 2014, and a year later, Lafarge, Holcim was formed.

The company is a global giant, the employment of 80,000 copies in some 80 countries.

Lafarge, Holcim Chairman, Beat Hess, said in a statement: “We regret sincerely what’s happened in Syria-daughter, and after learning about it and took immediate and firm actions.

“None of the persons under investigation today with the company.”

The former managers are under investigation Lafarge Holcim’s first chief executive, Eric Olsen. He has denied doing something wrong.