ISIS calls for new France attacks in latest video

BEIRUT (AFP) - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group called for fresh attacks against France in a video released Tuesday, nearly a month after a deadly Islamist assault on a Paris magazine shocked the world.

In the video, an unidentified, masked radical is seen surrounded by militants calling on French Muslims to quit their country for ISIS' self-proclaimed "caliphate", which covers parts of Iraq and Syria.

In the video, which was widely shared on Twitter and militant forums by ISIS supporters, the masked fighter calls for more killings in France.

He asks supporters to attack police and military targets, as well as those who participated in mass protests last month to condemn the killing of 12 people at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Jan 7.

The attack was claimed by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, but has attracted praise from militant groups elsewhere.

The fighter in the video also demanded that France release Islamist detainees and allow them to leave the country.

Three soldiers were wounded in the French city of Nice on Tuesday by a knife-wielding assailant, leaving two injured, a police source said.

In September, France joined the US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq, but it has not joined the United States in its aerial campaign against the militants in Syria.

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