‘Bandit Country’: The IRA & South Armagh by Toby Harnden. For nearly three decades, South Armagh has been the most dangerous posting in the world for a . In case anyone didn’t know, Bandit Country is south Armagh, a sobriquet bestowed on the area and its inhabitants by the jelly. As the helicopter banks over the heavily-fortified Army base at Crossmaglen in the heart of South Armagh’s bandit country, incoming troops are.
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Degraff, 30 yards from the bomb, felt a deep rumble and a rush of wind as he was blown off his feet. Recently appointed the Daily Telegraph’s bureau chief in Washington, this is his first book.
Members of the Berrezag family, Moroccans who worked as cleaners at the Midland Bank branch in South Quay, were even closer to the blast. If you are to read only one book about the modern IRA, this should be it’ Irish Times South Armagh was described as ‘Bandit Country’ cojntry Merlyn Rees when he was Northern Ireland Secretary and for nearly three decades it has been the most dangerous posting in the world for a British soldier.
A minute before 7pm, a blue flash could be seen several miles away as the lorry exploded; Bashir and Jefferies were blown through two walls and their bodies buried by tons of rubble.
Police Services of Northern Ireland. Realising he needed to clear the row of shops next to the transporter, Degraff rushed into a newsagent’s store at 6. They have been told by the intelligence agencies that terrorists plan a “spectacular” attack against them to boost terrorist counry and encourage disenchanted members of the IRA to defect to dissident republican groups.
We will have to be vigilant but we counfry have to get the balance right.
This is IRA bandit country – Telegraph
soyth If you are to read only one book about the modern IRA, this should be it’ Irish Times South Armagh was described as ‘Bandit Country’ by Merlyn Rees when he was Northern Ireland Secretary and for nearly three decades it has been the most dangerous posting in the world for a British soldier How did they become the elite unit of the world’s most sophisticated paramilitary organisation? I kneel down beside one of the soldiers.
Their car was virtually destroyed as they sat in it; Zaoui Berrezag, 51, suffered severe head injuries and never fully recovered his memory. Resenting the label, Irish nationalists refer to the area, a place of rebellion and lawlessness for centuries past, as “God’s Country”. Inside the lorry was more than 3,lbs of explosives made up of ammonium nitrate fertiliser mixed with icing sugar in plastic sacks. He had called it Glad to be Alive.
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This is IRA bandit country
We’re too open to attack. Watchtowers become installation art. Without looking at me, he says: For a fraction of a second, the hundreds of people still working in Canary Wharf, one of Europe’s tallest tower blocks, felt that the building was about to collapse.
Drawing on secret documents and interviews in South Armagh’s recent history, he tells the inside story of how the IRA came close to bringing the British state to its knees. Commander John Grieve, head of the Metropolitan Police’s anti-terrorist branch, later admitted that when he was paged by detectives with a message to call Sir Paul Condon, the Met’s Commissioner, he thought it must be a practical joke.
The traditional Islamic colours of gold and green were draped over Inam Bashir’s coffin as it was driven from his home in Streatham to Croydon mosque for a private service. This is IRA bandit country.
In the decade she had worked at the newspaper, Mrs Brown had dealt with dozens of coded warnings but this was one she had never expected to hear. Sunday 30 December UK News feed. Some buildings were evacuated only for their occupants to be sent back in 10 minutes later; others very close to South Quay station knew nothing about the bomb warnings. Lt Col James Bashall, the urbane ida of 2 Para kra a veteran of seven tours in Ulster, remains unruffled but does not attempt to disguise the difficulties ahead.
The sacks were in two compartments in the back of the transporter and packed around ‘booster tubes’.
Return to direct rule on the cards. Tension inside the military bases of Bessbrook Mill, a bleak, grey Victorian factory, and its smaller out-stations of Crossmaglen and Forkhill, is high. Every soldier has had to be briefed siuth minute detail on the potential trouble spots, the areas of greatest risk and even the names of terrorists they may encounter as they patrol through Crossmaglen.
Since the signing of souyh Good Friday Agreement inpeople have been killed and 7, injured in terrorist-related incidents in Northern Ireland. The only safe form of transport is by helicopter.