A paramilitary mural is seen on a wall in East Belfast in Northern Ireland, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Britain said Tuesday that all the main paramilitary groups from Northern Ireland's three-decade conflict, including the Provisional IRA, remain in existence but the biggest security threat was posed by dissident republicans.In an assessment that underscored both the weaknesses and successes of a 1998 power-sharing deal that has brought broad peace to the British province, Northern Ireland's police service and Britain's MI5 intelligence agency said the men with guns still existed and had carried out recent murders. But it also said that none of the paramilitary groups from the 30-years of violence, the so-called "Troubles," was planning attacks and that the leadership of the Provisional IRA, ruled by an "Army Council," was committed to the peace process and achieving a united Ireland through peaceful means.The assessment said the most current serious threat in Northern Ireland was posed by dissident republican groups who rejected a peace settlement nearly 18 years ago.
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