French cement giant Lafarge fined over payments to terror groups

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In a settlement of a longstanding legal case brought against it by the US Department of Justice, French cement producer Lafarge has accepted a 790-million-euro fine after it pleaded guilty to paying terrorist groups in Syria, and notably the so-called Islamic State group, millions of euros in order to maintain operations of its factory in the country in 2013 and 2014.

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French cement giant Lafarge SA will pay a 790-million-euro fine to the US Justice Department for supporting terror groups including the Islamic State armed group during the Syrian civil war, reports Radio France Internationale.