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The World

November 25, 1987

Britain charged that Libya sent four shiploads of arms to Ireland for the Irish Republican Army in 1985-'86, but the Irish government insisted it has no evidence of Libyan involvement. The second day of a hunt by about 7,000 troops and police ended with no findings of an arms cache. "Reports that these shipments of arms have come from Libya are well-founded in our view," the Foreign Office said in London. However, Irish Justice Minister Gerry Collins told the Dublin Parliament: "I have no evidence of Libyan involvement." Police in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic said they are holding about 45 people for questioning.

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