Posted on February 1, 2017 9:33 am
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FARC’s Final March: Guerrillas Begin to Concentrate in 26 Demobilization Zones (E)

By canoe, pickup, bus and mule, thousands of hardened guerrilla fighters were beginning to gather in 26 concentration zones Tuesday as they prepared to bring Latin America’s oldest and bloodiest civil conflict to an end.

Some 6,300 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, are making the trek from their traditional battlegrounds to United Nations-controlled camps in what the government is describing as an unprecedented logistics operation.

“The news we’ve been awaiting for years is now a reality,” President Juan Manuel Santos wrote in a Tweet. “War with the FARC is over. They’ve quit existing as an armed group.” Miami Herald