French police hold suspected ETA chief: Spanish radio

11th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Police in northwest France on Thursday arrested the suspected military chief of the armed Basque separatist group ETA, Alejandro Zobaran Arriola, Spanish national radio reported.

He was among four ETA suspects held in an operation by French police near the Belgian border, the radio said, quoting anti-terrorist sources.

Arriolo, alias Xarlas, is the "new military chief of ETA", it said.

© 2011 AFP

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