Some of Northern Ireland's dissident groups are to come together under the banner of the IRA, a statement claims.
The statement "signed army council IRA", said a number of organisations were unifying under one leadership.
It said there had been a failure among Irish nationalist leaders and there was a "necessity for armed struggle."
The Guardian reported the new force would include three of the four main dissident republican terror groups.
The newspaper said the Real IRA had been joined by Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) and a coalition of independent armed republican groups - a grouping which would bring several hundred armed dissidents together.
It reported that the Continuity IRA remained independent.
RAAD operates in Londonderry in the nationalist areas of Creggan and Bogside, which during the Troubles were the centre of IRA activity in the old walled city.
Since 2008, the paramilitary group has murdered one man and shot more than 40 others. It has also warned dozens of young men to leave the city or face being shot.
In June, the armed group said it was behind a bomb attack on the PSNI.
According to the Guardian, RAAD and the Real IRA will now cease to exist.