The plant had delivered 6 million tons of cement to jihadists for them to build underground fortifications from which to wage a war of position against Syrian government forces, drawing on the strategy described by Abu Musab “The Syrian” in his 2004 book, The Management of Barbarity. Subsequently, the factory was used to shelter the Norwegian and French special forces who torched the building before fleeing.
17 October 2019 — Voltaire Network
On 16 October 2019, the International Coalition set fire to the French-owned Lafarge Cement Factory in Jalabiyeh (on the Turkish border, north of Aleppo) before the arrival of the Syrian Arab Army in the area.
Thus, the traces of a secret operation of crucial importance have literally gone up in smoke.
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