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IRA 'renewed Libya links before backing peace accord'

Officials feared Provos had gone back to Gaddafi, declassified files reveal

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Gaddafi supplied the IRA with a huge arsenal of weapons

Gaddafi supplied the IRA with a huge arsenal of weapons

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Gaddafi supplied the IRA with a huge arsenal of weapons

Intelligence suggested that the IRA had resumed links with Libya just two years before the signing of Good Friday Agreement.

Under the reign of Muammar Gaddafi, the African country is reported to have supplied the Provos with a huge arsenal of weapons, including guns, ammunition and Semtex.

The links between the IRA and Libya, which is believed to have gifted the terrorists £2million to finance their campaign, were established during the Seventies.


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