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PSNI claim major blow against new IRA in Derry


borntorum

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I think this is worthy of a new thread out of the usual NI forum ghetto.

The PSNI intercepted five mortars which were about to be fired at a police station in Derry this morning. Three men were arrested, two of whom are reputed to be major players in the new dissident IRA.


"This is a major coup against the new IRA," one security officer said. "This pair are key operators in Derry and the north-west. This would have been one of the biggest operations dissident republicans have organised and the fact that it was thwarted is a big blow to their morale alongside the loss of personnel and weaponry."


Earlier a senior police officer in the city confirmed that a van with its roof cut out was on its way to fire the mortars at one of the main Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) stations in Derry. He said the mortars were only minutes from being fired at their target.
Every sane person will welcome this. These dissidents are deranged anti-nationals who must be crushed.

Northern Ireland police hail 'major coup' after foiled IRA mortar plot | UK news | guardian.co.uk
 


Northsideman

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I doubt this was down to good intelligence by the PSNI more like the old provos keeping the new version in check.
 

Northsideman

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Gentlemen choose your weapon
 

between the bridges

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The posters from the 'main' forum are such a refreshing change from the normal NI forum bickering comments...
 

NewDawn1

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Fantastic news, the more violent socialists in jail anywhere in the world the better.
 

diy01

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Aside from the morality of it all, you'd have to be stupid to get involved (or remain) in these groups. The proportion who are double agents or 'touts' must be quite high indeed, as is the chance of serving years in gaol.
 

Bandheacseoir

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I wish they'd stop calling it "the New IRA". It's just the RIRA with a couple of small groups merged into it. We don't need to make up a new name just because it re-arranged its deckchairs.
 

Mackers

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Whoever this mob is their intelligence section should be smart enough to know that they are riddled with informers. Way past time these groups shut up shop and went home. They are nothing less than potential jail fodder.
 

tiocfaidh

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Fantastic news, the more violent socialists in jail anywhere in the world the better.
What's the problem with socialism? Why do you call it out? Do violent socialists belong in jail more than violent capitalists?
 

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