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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
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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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