Colombia’s formerly largest guerrilla group, the FARC, has delivered 60% of its 7,000 demobilized guerrillas’ arms, the United Nations said Friday.
The Marxist rebel group was supposed to have delivered these 60% on Tuesday, but had failed to do so, the international organization overseeing the country’s ongoing peace process said Wednesday.
In its latest press release, the UN Mission said that this second of three phases was completed on Friday. This means that the international observers have approximately 4,200 arms of the approximately 7,000 registered guerrillas in stored in enforced containers.
The international monitors said to “encourage the parties” to stick to the timeline in which the FARC, the government and the UN had agreed the FARC would be fully disarmed by Tuesday.
Whether this is going to actually happen is uncertain.
FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño, also known as “Timchenko,” said earlier Friday his organization would meet the deadline, but he had said the same …