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French Arrest 2 Basque Separatist Chiefs

French anti-terrorism police delivered a powerful — perhaps decapitating — blow Tuesday to the Basque separatist group ETA, arresting its military and logistics chiefs. Spanish authorities said the arrests marked “one of the most important days” in the decades-long fight against the organization. ETA, which in the Basque language stands for Basque Homeland and Freedom, is blamed for more than 800 killings since the late 1960s in its campaign to carve out a homeland from territory straddling northern Spain and southwest France. The Basque region of France, which is peaceful, has served as a haven for ETA members. Full Story

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