A group affiliated to IS 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.
Syrian government has been in contact with al-Badiyeh Cement Company to inquire about the kidnapped people, Sana news agency quoted an industry ministry source as saying.
So far the company has not been able to communicate with any of the abducted people, the source added.
Nadim Kreizan, a local reconciliation official in Jeiroud area, said residents of Jeiroud town saw around 125 abducted workers being transported on board IS vehicles that headed towards Tal Dakweh on the outskirts of Eastern Ghouta. (IANS)