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  Northern Ireland army posts demolished
Updated 24 October 2001, 19.44

British army posts in Northern Ireland are being pulled down following the IRA's decision to put some of its weapons beyond use.

It's the UK Government's first big move in reply to the announcement, which has breathed new life into the peace process.


Troop reductions?

Northern Ireland Secretary John Reid said that two army watch towers were already being demolished.

The posts were built for security reasons.

He added that the number of British troops in Northern Ireland would be cut as the security situation improved.

The IRA's poilitical wing Sinn Fein have always demanded British soldiers should leave Northern Ireland.


 
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