Breaking: Separatist Group Ends Campaign for Basque Homeland

Members of ETA shoot salvoes in the Day of the...

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The Basque separatist group ETA announced it will end its decades-long campaign for a Basque homeland part of Spain and France. The ETA announcement was published on the website of Gara, a newspaper that the group has used to convey messages in the past.

ETA, listed as a terrorist organization by the European Union, Spain and the United States, is blamed for more than 800 deaths in its long fight for an independent Basque homeland carved out of a section of northern Spain and southwestern France.

The group announced a unilateral “permanent” cease-fire last January, raising hopes in Spain that an end might be near to the decades of ETA car bombings and shootings.

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