Independent review into deaths of three soldiers killed in Lebanon 22 years ago

New information has sparked an independent review into the deaths of three soldiers in the Lebanon 22 years ago.

Corporal Fintan Heneghan, Private Mannix Armstrong and Private Thomas Walsh were killed when their lorry struck a landmine in March 1989 while on duty in south Lebanon.

Privates Armstrong and Walsh were based at Finner Camp at the time.

The families of the three men raised concerns after learning the road had not been swept for landmines.

In 2003, they called for an independent inquiry into the deaths, but an internal Army inquiry reportedly found no negligence.

Now, following the discovery of new information, Justice and Defence Minister Alan Shatter will appoint a person to examine the circumstances.

Fintan Heneghans brother Enda, who is based in Letterkenny, is hopeful the families can get some closure after the review......

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