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Report: Basque separatists announce cease-fire

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 5 September 2010
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Report: Basque separatists announce cease-fire, 5 September 2010, available at: [accessed 29 May 2016]
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September 05, 2010

The militant Basque separatist group ETA has announced that it will forsake violence in the interest of putting "in motion a democratic process" in Spain.

The cease-fire announcement was made in a video obtained from ETA and broadcast today by the BBC.

It follows reports by Spanish media on September 3 that the group's political wing had called for a cease-fire.

ETA, which has been weakened by many recent arrests of its members, has not carried out significant attacks for more than a year.

The group is listed as a terrorist organization by the European Union and the United States.

compiled from agency reports

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