Society Issues Terrorism Terrorist Organizations ETA - Basque Fatherland and Liberty
From the U.S. State Department: Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) a.k.a. Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna Description Founded in 1959 with the aim of establishing an independent homeland based on Marxist principles in the northern Spanish provinces of Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa, Alava, and Navarra and the southwestern French departments of Labourd, Basse-Navarra, and Soule. Activities Primarily bombings and assassinations of Spanish Government officials, especially security and military forces, politicians, and judicial figures. ETA finances its activities through kidnappings, robberies, and extortion. The group has killed more than 800 persons since it began lethal attacks in the early 1960s. In November 1999, ETA broke its "unilateral and indefinite" cease-fire and began an assassination and bombing campaign that killed 23 individuals and wounded scores more by the end of 2000. Strength Unknown; may have hundreds of members, plus supporters. Location/Area of Operation Operates primarily in the Basque autonomous regions of northern Spain and southwestern France, but also has bombed Spanish and French interests elsewhere. External Aid Has received training at various times in the past in Libya, Lebanon, and Nicaragua. Some ETA members allegedly have received sanctuary in Cuba while others reside in South America. Also appears to have ties to the Irish Republican Army through the two groups' legal political wings.

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FAS: Basque Fatherland and Liberty a.k.a Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA)
Description, activities, strength, area of operation and external aid. Links to additional resources. From the Federation of American Scientists. USA.
Guardian: Suspects raided after US tracks Eta
Giles Tremlett in Madrid. "The interior minister, Mariano Rajoy, said the seven men formed the nucleus of the so-called Donosti Commando which the authorities accuse of committing up to half of Eta's 35 killings in the past 20 months." UK. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
Description and brief analysis of ETA's activity, strength, area of operation, funding information and history of attacks.

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