April 7, 2016 / 2:37 PM / 2 years ago

Syrian state TV says 300 workers kidnapped by Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have kidnapped 300 cement workers in an area northeast of Damascus where the militants launched an assault against government forces this week, Syrian state television said on Thursday.

The workers and contractors of Al Badia Cement company were taken from near the town of Dumeir and their employer had lost all contact with them, state TV quoted the industry ministry as saying.

Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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