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IRA SPLINTER GROUPS . Irish National Liberation army By Ellia and Tashya . When and why did they begin ? . Formed in 1975 Military wing of the Irish Republican Socialist Party which split from the Official IRA (OIRA) due to its cease fire in 1972 Belief in Marxist Ideology .

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Ira splinter groups

IRA SPLINTER GROUPS

Irish National Liberation army

By Ellia and Tashya


When and why did they begin
When and why did they begin ?

  • Formed in 1975

  • Military wing of the Irish Republican Socialist Party which split from the Official IRA (OIRA) due to its cease fire in 1972

  • Belief in Marxist Ideology


Responsible for any bombings attacks
Responsible for any bombings/attacks?

  • Active in Belfast and the border areas of Northern Ireland - carried out bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, extortion, and robberies.

  • Bombing of Ballykelly pub that killed 17 people in 1982

  • Gunmen shot dead Billy Wright who was the notorious leader of the protestant "loyalist" terrorist group as he was serving a sentence in Northern Irelands Maze prison in December 1997

  • Targets include British military, Northern Ireland security targets, and loyalist paramilitary groups


  • Experts say these days that the INLA is known more for its participation in the drug trade and other criminal activities than it is for outright terrorism.

  • Least active of the splinter groups

  • Announced ceasefire in August 1998

  • Continues to carry out occasional attacks and punishment beatings


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