Farc mili­tia hand in arms

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

THE MIS­SION of the UN in Colom­bia has con­firmed that it had re­ceived 60% of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Armed Forces of Colom­bia’s weapons, of­fi­cially com­plet­ing the sec­ond phase of its dis­ar­ma­ment.

The arms han­dover was last Tues­day, but the UN was not able to con­firm be­fore Fri­day that it had re­ceived all the weapons.

“The mis­sion has taken un­der its cus­tody 60% of the about 7 000 in­di­vid­ual weapons that were reg­is­tered, mon­i­tored, and ver­i­fied since March 1, 2017,” the UN said.

As agreed by Farc-EP, the Colom­bian gov­ern­ment, and UN, the third phase of dis­ar­ma­ment is sched­uled for to­mor­row.

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