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Greek Police Arrest Fugitive Marxist Guerrilla

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FILE - Christodoulos Xiros of the Greek guerrilla group November 17.

FILE - Christodoulos Xiros of the Greek guerrilla group November 17.

Greek police say they have arrested a convicted member of a Marxist guerrilla group after a year-long search following his escape during a prison furlough.

Police officials say Christodoulos Xiros was arrested on Saturday in the coastal town of Anavissos near Athens.

Xiros is serving six life terms for his role in the Greek guerrilla group November 17. The group killed 23 Greek, American and British diplomats over a quarter-century period before it was dismantled in 2002.

While on the run, Xiros appeared in a video criticizing officials handling Greece's financial crisis and vowing to lead more attacks.

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