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Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police search forest land in the Poleglass area of west Belfast on May 25th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police are carrying out searches in west Belfast.

Officers descended on the Polegalss area on Friday morning.

They searched a one-mile radius area of overgrown grass and woodland between the Glenwood and Laurel Bank.

Detective Inspector Orr from PSNI Terrorism Investigation Unit added: “The operation is part of an ongoing investigation into dissident republican terrorism.”

Belfast Telegraph