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  • 'Eta military chief' Arriola arrested in France

    03/10/2011 3:22:44 PM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 March 2011 | BBC
    The suspected head of armed Basque separatist group Eta has been arrested in northwest France, reports say. Alejandro Zobaran Arriola was among four Eta suspects held in an operation by French police near the Belgian border, Spanish national radio reports. Mr Arriola was described as the group's "new military chief". Eta's campaign for independence for the Basque region has cost more than 800 lives since 1968 but it called a halt to armed attacks last year.
  • Inside the amazing cave city that housed 25,000 Allied troops under German noses in WWI

    03/15/2008 9:11:29 AM PDT · by Stoat · 50 replies · 3,668+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 15, 2008 | ROBERT HARDMAN
    Inside the amazing cave city that housed 25,000 Allied troops under German noses in WWIBy ROBERT HARDMAN - More by this author » Last updated at 11:53am on 15th March 2008  The wax is still melted on to the chalk pillar which served as an Easter Sunday altar for the men of the Suffolk Regiment more than 90 years ago.   Old helmets are scattered around the floor. A heap of cans, including a tin of Turnwrights Toffee Delight, lies alongside a collection of old stone jars - flagons of rum, perhaps, to numb the fear of the battle ahead....