NORTHERN IRELAND Plugging Up The Leaks

Notes NORTHERN IRELAND Plugging Up The Leaks

Since its formation in 1970, the 6,400-member Ulster Defense Regiment, the British army's largest, has lost 180 men, nearly all to terrorists of the outlawed Irish Republican Army. Terrorist acts are also committed regularly by extremists on the Protestant side, most of them members of paramilitary groups like the illegal Ulster Freedom Fighters. Last week, acting on growing evidence that members of the U.D.R. were leaking confidential information on I.R.A. suspects to such Protestant extremist groups, Belfast police took the ; unprecedented step of mounting raids against a fellow security force. Some 300 members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary detained 28...

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