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Corsican separatists to end military campaign

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By Euronews
Corsican separatists to end military campaign

<p>Separatist fighters in Corsica have said they will end military operations in their quest for independence from France.</p> <p>The National Liberation Front of Corsica, or <span class="caps">FLNC</span>, announced in a statement on Tuesday it would cease its armed campaign in October this year, in order to allow the island’s new assembly, led by nationalists, “to fulfil its mandate calmly”.</p> <p>The armed group, however, refused to lay down its weapons. </p> <p>Set up in 1976, the <span class="caps">FLNC</span>, has been blamed for hundreds of attacks in Corsica, killing at least nine police officers, in its search for self-rule. The group is also accused of carrying out armed robberies and extortion</p>