IRA begins destruction of weapons

The Provisional IRA is preparing to carry out a major act of arms decommissioning this weekend, according to informed sources.

30th July, 2005

The Provisional IRA is preparing to carry out a major act of arms decommissioning this weekend, according to informed sources.

The act is to be witnessed by two clergymen, a Protestant and a Catholic, and Canadian General John de Chastelain. Sources said it would be the most significant act of decommissioning to date.

IRA leaders are believed to have already begun the process of collecting guns from the organisation's estimated 600 members. This process began...

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