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French anti-terror squad arrests key Eta leaders

French anti-terrorist police arrested four key members of the Basque separatist group Eta yesterday, including its alleged military leader and chief of logistics. Gorka Palacios Alday, 29, and Juan Luis Rubenach, 41, were captured in a pre-dawn raid in the village of Lons, near the south-western town of Pau, in the second significant blow to Eta’s violent terror campaign in less than a week. Eta’s alleged leader, Ibon Fernández de Iradi, was recaptured last Thursday near France’s border with Spain a year after escaping from jail. He had been described by the Spanish interior minister, Angel Acebes, as “the boss of the gunmen, the killers”. The other two suspects arrested yesterday were named as Iñigo Vallejo, 27, and José Miguel Almendoz. Full Story

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