Posted on March 18, 2017 8:56 am
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Categories: Transitions

Not Quite a Farewell to Arms But Getting There: 140 FARC Fighters Turn in Weapons (E)

Colombia’s largest rebel group has handed over 140 weapons to United Nations observers as part of an historic peace agreement.

Under the accord, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia agreed to turn over 30 per cent of its arsenal by March 1.

But delays in setting up the 26 rural camps where nearly 7,000 rebels are now gathered meant not all the containers designed to hold the weapons were ready.

Instead, rebels began registering their individual arms while authorities prepared an inventory of the arsenal. DNA