An arson attack destroyed Saturday evening January 21 in Serra-di-Ferro (Corse-du-sud) a second home, property of a man living in the Lyon region, on which nationalist inscriptions were found, indicated to AFP the prosecutor of Ajaccio, Nicolas Septe.
These inscriptions were discovered on the charred facade of the residence: “
” (for “
Ghjuventù clandestina corsa
”, or “
Clandestine Corsican youth
” in the Corsican language, editor’s note), the drawing of a stylized Corsica, or even ““
L'armata di l'ombra
” (“the shadow army” in Corsican, Editor's note)
and the drawing of a bomb
”, detailed the prosecutor, who specifies that he warned the National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor's Office (Pnat).
The prosecutor jointly seized the research brigade of Sartène (Corse-du-Sud) and the research section of the gendarmerie of Corsica.
Increase in arson
Since June, this new acronym "
" has been discovered on a dozen villas or burning machines in Corsica.
The island has known for a year a multiplication of arson attacks mainly targeting second homes of French people living in France, often with the presence of tags, but without official claim.
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Campsites, beach restaurants, construction companies and construction machinery were also damaged by arson.
On July 11, 16 of these acts were claimed by the Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC), a clandestine independence group.
The Pnat had seized all the facts.