Sunday, February 28, 2010

ETA Chief Arrested In France

Photo: Gogeascoechea (left) with the two other ETA suspects
captured by Spanish police. Photo from CNN

ETA Leader Arrested In France -- The Telegraph

French and Spanish security forces dealt a big blow to ETA on Sunday with the arrest in north-west France of the alleged leader of the Basque separatist movement.

Ibon Gogeascoetxea Arronategi was arrested with two of his alleged top lieutenants at a country house in the tiny village of Cahan in Normandy – 400 miles north of the Spanish frontier.

The predawn raid on Cahan, which has a population 300 and is south of Caen, was the climax of a joint operation by the intelligence branches of the Police Judiciare – the French detective force – and Spain's paramilitary Civil Guard. It netted three of ETA's most wanted men.

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More News On The Arrest Of The ETA's Leader

Spain says ETA chief arrested in France -- AP
Suspected Eta leader arrested in France, Spanish officials say -- The Guardian
Spain: Basque ETA chief arrested -- CNN
Spain says top ETA rebel leader captured in France -- Deutsche Welle
Spain says ETA rebels' top leader caught in France -- Reuters'
Suspected ETA leader arrested in France -- UPI

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