Slan Abhaile

I am glad to hear that British Crown forces will finally be leaving South Armagh by May of this year. The British army said today that it expected work to dismantle watchtowers in South Armagh and elsewhere to be completed by May of this year.

British army troop levels in the North are also set to fall to their lowest level since the 1970's when a battalion based in Bessbrook withdraws by the end of the week.

This is good news and the people of South Armagh will be happy to see the last British soldier leave our area.

They should never have been there in the first place and have no reason or right to be in Ireland. I hope that the farmers who had their lands robbed off them by the British government in South Armagh will now have their land given back.

While the last British soldier may be leaving South Armagh there will still be 5,000 in the North and Republicans will not be leaving this issue until every British soldier is out of Ireland.

I myself am looking forward to looking out my front window and seeing the watchtower on Faughill gone.

So long lads, don't let the door hit your arse on the way out!

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