SRR Track Irish Terrorists In London
It has been revealed that undercover operatives with the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) have been tracking dissident Repulican terrorists who have been scouting potential targets in London. Members of Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH), a faction of the Real IRA, were observed over several weeks in February, visiting and photographing key sites related with the 2012 Olympic games.
Speaking about the suspected terrorists, a source reportedly said: "We believe the high-grade reconnaissance team was looking at possible action during the London Olympics but we have not ruled out the theory they were checking opportunities for the royal wedding."
The Special Reconnaissance Regiment was created in 2005 and recruits both men and women from throughout the armed forces. The unit specialises in covert surveillance and intelligence gathering and was formed from 14 Intelligence Company, a surveillance unit which operated in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.