Basque Military Chief Nabbed in France

'Txeroki' had hand in ETA violence the past five years, say investigators
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 17, 2008 4:04 AM CST
Gendarmes patrol the area where Garikoitz Asiazu Rubina, suspected leader of the military wing of banned Basque group ETA, was arrested in Cauterets, along the Spanish border, today.   (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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(Newser) – A military leader of the Basque separatist organization ETA linked to police murders and the 2006 Madrid airport bomb attack has been busted in France, reports the Times of London. The man, who goes by the nom de guerre of Txeroki, was arrested  in a small town in the Pyrenees. Investigators say he has had a hand in all major ETA operations in the last 5 years.