Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Colombia's Farc concludes weapons disarmament

The last batch of weapons carried by Colombia's former Farc rebels has been removed under UN supervision.

Speaking at a camp in the north of country where the arms were loaded onto a lorry, President Juan Manuel Santos said this was the "last breath" of the 52-year conflict with the Farc.

The UN mission head Jean Arnault said a total of 17 containers of arms had been handed over over the past year.

About 7,000 rebels have demobilised and are to be reintegrated into society.

The weapons were turned over by the rebels as they gathered to demobilize in so-called "transition zones" across Colombia.

BBC       News.