Basque group ETA claims new step towards disarming

Basque separatist group ETA said it has dismantled the “logistical and operational structures” of its armed campaign in a step towards full disarmament, in a declaration published Sunday. In the declaration sent to Basque newspaper Gara, ETA said it had completed “dismantlement of the logistical and operational structures linked to the waging of the armed struggle” and was preparing to seal up its stashes of weapons. Gara reported online on Saturday, along with advance excerpts from the declaration, that “a technical logistical structure is being created that aims to carry through to completion the sealing of the arms depots” held by ETA. In October 2011 it declared a “definitive end” to armed activity and in February this year international monitors released a video of weapons which it said ETA was putting out of use.

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