Oct 20, 2011

BBC: Basque Group ETA Says Armed Campaign is Over

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Basque Group ETA Says Armed Campaign is Over
By the BBC/Oct. 20, 2011

The Basque separatist group Eta says it has called a "definitive cessation" to its campaign of bombings and shootings.
In a statement provided to the BBC, Eta called on the Spanish and French governments to respond with "a process of direct dialogue".
The declaration, if followed through, would bring an end to Eta's campaign of violence, which has lasted more than 40 years and killed more than 800 people.
Spain's PM said the move was "a victory for democracy, law and reason".

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15393014