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Corsican nationalists end ‘military operations’

media The National Liberation Front of Corsica was set up in 1976 and has staged hundreds of attacks, but in 2014 said it planned to end its armed struggle AFP/File

A separatist group in Corsica said Tuesday it would end "military operations", two years after the main militant movement on the French island laid down its arms.

The so-called October 22 splinter group of the National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC) made the announcement during a nighttime news conference at a location unknown to the six journalists present, in line with FLNC practice since its formation in May 1976.

The National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC) had announced in June 2014 that it planned to end its armed struggle in a unilateral decision reached without any preconditions.

'Military operations ended'

In a statement on Tuesday, it said its decision to cease operations on October 22 was to allow the island's new assembly, led by nationalists, "to fulfil its mandate calmly".

"The end of military operations does not mean a laying down of weapons," it added.

The FLNC, which was set up in 1976, and various other factions intent on self-rule have staged hundreds of attacks in Corsica.

It has long demanded the recognition of the "national rights of the Corsican people", including citizenship, language and culture.

There have been thousands of attacks in the 40-year struggle during which nine police officers have been killed.

Internal fueding

The FNLC has also been blamed for armed robberies and extortion through so-called revolutionary taxes.

But the group suffered from internal feuds in the 1990s -- in that decade it also staged the assassination of Claude Erignac, the prefect of Corsica and the island's top official.

Lying in the Mediterranean, Corsica was conquered by the French in the 18th century and was the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Nowadays, the island of around 300,000 people is a popular tourist destination, famed for its spectacular beauty and climate.

 

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