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Corsica: dissident groups threatens retaliation if ISIL attacks

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By Euronews
Corsica: dissident groups threatens retaliation if ISIL attacks

<p>The so-called Islamic State is being warned there will be reprisals, if it targets the Mediterranean island of Corsica. </p> <p>A dissident branch of the Corsican National Liberation Front threatens retaliation in a statement, sent to a newspaper.</p> <p>The October 22 group is calling on Muslims to demonstrate at their sides against radical Islam. </p> <p>It comes after mounting tensions on the island. A Muslim prayer hall was burned in April, just months after anti-Arab protests erupted. </p> <p><span class="caps">ISIL</span> has prioritised targeting France, which has been bombing the group’s bases in Iraq and Syria as part of an international coalition.</p>