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Basque separatist group ETA 'dismantles logistical structures'

Published on Jul 20, 2014 6:56 AM

MADRID (AFP) - Basque separatist group ETA says it has dismantled the "logistical and operational structures" used in its armed campaign as a further step towards full disarmament, a newspaper close to the movement reported on Saturday.

Basque newspaper Gara quoted a declaration sent to it by ETA saying the group had completed "dismantlement of the logistical and operational structures linked to the waging of the armed struggle".

It said the move aimed to bring about "a transition from armed confrontation to democratic confrontation".

ETA is blamed for the killing of 829 people in a four-decade campaign of bombings and shootings for an independent homeland in parts of northern Spain and southern France.

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