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Further revelations of British Army's 'dirty war' as mole in the IRA's killing squad is exposed

Yet another intelligence scandal is surfacing in Northern Ireland, revealing a nightmare world without a moral compass in which agents of the state are accused of complicity in murder. Less than a month ago, Sir John Stevens, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, concluded that security forces colluded in at least two murders in Northern Ireland. Now the saga of the agent known as “Stakeknife” is coming to the fore. Although some of the more lurid reports have yet to be substantiated, it looks as though another can of worms has been opened. Again, an important informer is at the centre of events. Stakeknife was a senior IRA figure for many years who also acted as an agent for British Army intelligence. He was of such value to the Army that he was paid tens of thousands of pounds annually, with the flow of information from him handled by a special military intelligence section. He was clearly one of the Army’s most important sources within the IRA. Full Story

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