IRA ambush stings Brit assassins
IN ONE of the most daring and ingenious operations ever carried out by the IRA
in the Six Counties, the Tyrone Brigade inflicted a major defeat on British
forces last weekend, when a planned massacre of members of Óglaigh na
hÉireann was dramatically reversed.
News of the ambush in Cappagh, County Tyrone, was blacked out of the media as
the RUC sought to cover up what was for them nothing short of a disaster, but the
IRA remained adamant that its ambush of British undercover operatives had
resulted in two enemy deaths.
In a statement, the Tyrone Brigade said it had killed two undercover British
operatives in a carefully planned ambush in the tiny village of Cappagh on
Saturday 24 March. The claim has been denied by the RUC and in days after the gun
battle, they successfully prevented the truth getting out.
But AP/RN has obtained exclusive details of the ambush based on IRA statements
and local eyewitness accounts. They reveal that a British plan to lead the IRA
into an ambush was anticipated by the IRA and that the British forces were
themselves caught in a trap when two of a large number of undercover agents
involved in the crown forces operation were isolated and successfully engaged by
Due to the bravery and ingenuity of the Volunteers of Tyrone Brigade, the
British plans for another undercover assassination went seriously wrong.
Phoblacht, Thursday 29 March