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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Britain Pulls Patrols

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Britain ended daylight military patrols on the streets of Catholic west Belfast on Wednesday after police said a truce by IRA guerrillas was holding.


Police chief Ronnie Flanagan said his officers no longer needed army escorts while on daytime foot patrol in west Belfast because of a reduced risk of attack.


Military sources said joint security force patrols would continue during darkness. West Belfast was the province's main battle zone for years when the Irish Republican Army waged war against rule from London.