Formed in 1969 as the clandestine armed wing of the political movement Sinn Fein, the I.R.A. (Irish Republican Army) is devoted to removing British forces from Northern Ireland.
The IRA operated in cells, that emphasized a small unit approach to guerilla combat. The IRA dictated when and where combat occurred; and targeted both civilians and British military with a mixture of modern and home-made weapons and explosives.
Currently in check by a ceasefire and a negotiated truce that they helped broker, the I.R.A. are said to remain active and ready to operate again if the need occurs.
Region: Ireland Weapons: LPo-50 Flamethrower, Nail Bomb, Sling Shot, AR-15 Armalite Reign: Present Day