ETA leaders arrested in France

French police reported Sunday the arrest of 18-21 people believed to be members of the Basque separatist group, ETA. ETA has waged a campaign of terror throughout the European Union, fighting for the creation of an sovereign Basque state in southern France and northern Spain.

The terrorist group is believed to be responsible for over 800 deaths since 1968. Caught in the raid were two of the organization's leaders, Mikel Albizu Iriarte and Soledad Iparraguirre. Police also discovered a stockpile of weapons, including rocket launchers, munitions, assault rifles and explosives. BBC News has more.

 

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