French building materials firm Lafarge, fined £690m for supporting terrorist organisations ISIS and the Al-Nusrah Front

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A French building materials company has been fined £690m for supporting ISIS and the Al Nusra Front.

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Lafarge, part of the world’s largest cement producer Holcim, has pleaded guilty to “providing material support and resources” to jihadist terrorist groups.

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The business paid ISIS and the ANF for permission to operate a cement plant in Syria from 2013 to 2014.

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Lafarge, part of the world’s largest cement producer Holcim, pleaded guilty to “providing material support and resources” to Syrian terrorist groups.

A US court heard how a business sent more than £5 million in “illegal payments” to two of the world’s most notorious terrorist groups.

The payments came at a time when the organizations were “mistreating innocent civilians” in Syria.

U.S. Attorney Breon Peace for the Eastern District of New York said: “LaFarge made the unthinkable choice to put money in the hands of ISIS, one of the most barbaric terrorist organizations in the world.”

Lafarge declined to comment.

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