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UK censors details of IRA shootings in Gibraltar

The British Government has redacted key passages relating to the IRA shootings in Gibraltar from previously secret Cabinet minutes released to The National Archives in London today.

The Cabinet discussed Gibraltar on more than a dozen occasions during 1987 and 1988, according to the declassified minutes.

Although major events in Gibraltar’s recent history, such as the resignation of Sir Joshua Hassan, are recorded, the discussions in Cabinet were dominated by the controversial killing of three IRA suspects in Gibraltar by the SAS in March 1988.

However, key passages, including the notes on the Cabinet meeting held four days after the killings, continue to be withheld by the British Government, which has redacted the file.


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