Syria: IS kidnaps 300 Al Badia cement workers

Syria: IS kidnaps 300 Al Badia cement workers
Published: 08 April 2016


Some 300 employees and contractors of the Al-Badia Cement plant have been abducted by Islamic State (IS) militants in Dumeir, some 30km northeast of the Syrian capital, Damascus. The hostages were taken to a spot where IS had launched an assault against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad earlier in the week.

There have been no successful efforts in establishing contact with any of the workers, according to state-run news agency Sana.

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