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Yazidi women seek to join case against French company accused of funding Islamic State - The Region


Yazidi women seek to join case against French company accused of funding Islamic State - The Region: Lafarge is under formal investigation in France over charges it paid IS, also known as ISIS, to keep open a plant in northern Syria that operated between 2011 and 2014.

Lawyers said they had filed an application for the women to become civil parties to the case, which they said marked the first time a multinational company had been charged with complicity in international crimes by IS.

"It provides an opportunity to establish that ISIS, and all those who assisted them, will be held to account for their crimes, and that victims will be awarded just compensation," said Amal Clooney in a statement.

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