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Spain's ETA says it is giving up terrorist acts

Other News Materials 20 October 2011 22:45
Spain's Basque separatist organization ETA on Thursday vowed to renounce terrorism, in a statement published by Basque newspaper Gara, dpa reported.
Spain's ETA says it is giving up terrorist acts

Spain's Basque separatist organization ETA on Thursday vowed to renounce terrorism, in a statement published by Basque newspaper Gara, dpa reported.

ETA announced a "definitive cessation of armed activities," according to the statement.

The announcement came three days after a conference in San Sebastian, at which international leaders called on the movement to end its armed activities on the Iberian Peninsula.

Since its founding in 1959, ETA - the Basque Homeland and Freedom movement - has called for the creation of a sovereign Basque state carved out of northern Spain and southern France.

The movement has killed about 850 people since 1968.

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