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Saoradh press conference at Junior McDaid House Derry.  Left to right. Barry Millar, Thomas Mellon, Mark Canning, Jude Macrory, Hat Tiernan McFadden, (sitting) Joe Barr.

Saoradh press conference at Junior McDaid House Derry. Left to right. Barry Millar, Thomas Mellon, Mark Canning, Jude Macrory, Hat Tiernan McFadden, (sitting) Joe Barr.

Creggan car burnt out

Creggan car burnt out

Creggan area where the shootings took place

Creggan area where the shootings took place

McFadden

McFadden

Gary Hayden

Gary Hayden

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Saoradh press conference at Junior McDaid House Derry. Left to right. Barry Millar, Thomas Mellon, Mark Canning, Jude Macrory, Hat Tiernan McFadden, (sitting) Joe Barr.

New IRA chief Thomas Mellon has been accused of ordering two shootings in Derry in an effort to quell a revolt against his leadership.

Mellon - who is on a 10-year MI5 terror watch-list - is under pressure with questions being asked about his leadership by senior members of the terror gang.

"That was the reason he had his men kneecap those two fellas, to divert attention from this and so he can say it's business as usual."


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