provisional wing of the irish republican army

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Provisional Wing of the Irish Republican Army definition


A radical terrorist faction of the Irish Republican Army that sprang up in the late 1960s. The “Provos” aim at removing British control from six counties in the north of Ireland that are part of the United Kingdom.

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