Damascus Countryside, SANA – A group affiliated to ISIS terrorist organization kidnapped more than 300 workers and contractors from al-Badiyeh Cement Company- a closed joint-stock company located north east of Abu al-Shamat area in Damascus Countryside.
A source at the Ministry of Industry said in a statement to SANA that the Ministry has been in contact with the company’s administration to inquire about the abductees and was informed that more than 300 workers and contractors were held by ISIS.
The company informed the Ministry that so far it has not been able to communicate with any of the kidnapped persons, the source added.
The Ministry will keep in contact with the company and the parties concerned to learn the place of the abducted workers and get to have them released, the source told SANA reporter.
In the same context, Nadim Kreizan, a local reconciliation official in Jeiroud area, told SANA over the phone that the locals in Jeiroud town, located in the vicinity of the company, saw some 125 of the company’s abducted workers being transported on board ISIS vehicles that headed towards Tal Dakweh on the outskirts of Eastern Ghouta where ISIS-linked terrorist groups are active.
The reconciliation committee in cooperation with locals in Jeiroud town received on Wednesday 106 workers from the Chinese Factory in al-Dmeir area who fled in fear from ISIS, Kreizan added.
Qabas/ H. Said