The Paris Court of Appeal confirmed on Wednesday the indictment of the cement group Lafarge for "complicity in crimes against humanity" concerning its activities until 2014 in Syria, sources familiar with the matter indicate.

As part of this judicial investigation opened in June 2017 and subject to numerous procedural developments, the group, now a subsidiary of Holcim, is suspected of having paid in 2013 and 2014, via a subsidiary, several million euros to terrorist groups, including the Islamic State organization (IS), as well as to intermediaries, in order to maintain the activity of a cement factory in Syria while the country was sinking into the war.

His lawyers declined to comment.

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  • Justice

  • Syria

  • Terrorism

  • Daesh

  • Lafarge