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Sinn Féin welcome demilitarisation of Camlough Mountain

30 May, 2006

Sinn Féin MLA for Newry and Armagh and the Party’s spokesperson on Demilitarisation Davy Hyland has today welcomed the news that the British Army has vacated its troops and military equipment from Camlough Mountain, a major British military installation in South Armagh.


Speaking today Mr Hyland said:


“The news that the British Army has left Camlough Mountain and taken their weapons of war with them will no doubt be welcomed by the local community in Camlough and the wider South Armagh area.


“The withdrawal of the British military presence from Camlough and from Faughil Mountain last month is long overdue and will be welcomed by the local community who have done sterling work in mustering support for the closure of British Army bases throughout the community.


"British Army bases in South Armagh were a blight on the landscape and a long standing symbol of British oppression in the area.” ENDS

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