Speculation mounts over possible UVF disbandment

Hopes are rising in Belfast this week that the Ulster Volunteer Force is poised to formally announce an end to its 36-year campaign of violence against Northern nationalists.

22nd October, 2005

Hopes are rising in Belfast this week that the Ulster Volunteer Force is poised to formally announce an end to its 36-year campaign of violence against Northern nationalists.

The UVF, which was stripped of its ceasefire status last month because of its involvement in riots in Belfast and its role in a loyalist feud, is due to make a statement within the next three weeks announcing a cessation of military operations.

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