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UN removes FARC military weapons from Colombia

The United Nations started to remove containers holding over 7,000 weapons from  demobilisation zones in Colombia this week.

Following the conclusion of the Colombian peace process which saw a series of key demands met and seats in parliament allocated for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) political organisation, members of FARC handed over their weapons in late June,

The organisation pledged to hand over 30% of its weapons at the end of the peace process.

The peace talks between the FARC militants and Colombian government ,which lasted over 2 years, included negotiations on 5 key issues: Cooperation in eradicating the illicit drugs trade, agricultural reform, legal participiation of FARC militnts in politics once an agreement was reached, justice and reparations for war victims and the final mechanics of ending the armed conflcit. 

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