Friday, November 22, 2013

British Army’s secret ‘terror unit’ shot dead innocent civilians in Northern Ireland: claim

Adrian Rutherford
November 21, 2013

A secret Army “terror” unit set up to target the IRA in the early 1970s was responsible for shootings in which unarmed civilians were killed, it has been claimed.

The Military Reaction Force was given licence to operate a shoot-to-kill policy against IRA suspects, former members tell the BBC’s Panoroma tonight.

In the programme, former members describe how the unit operated outside the law at times.

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