FARC will now become a political movement after rebels handed over the last of their weapons to UN observers in a low-key event held in Colombia.

FARC rebels wave flags of peace during the final act of abandonment of arms in Mesetas, Colombia, June 27,2017.
FARC rebels wave flags of peace during the final act of abandonment of arms in Mesetas, Colombia, June 27,2017.

Colombia has bid farewell to arms and a 53-year-old civil war. In a low-key ceremony, held at a former FARC stronghold, rebels handed over the last of their weapons to UN observers.

The FARC will now become a political movement. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of former FARC fighters and prisoners of war.

Dimitri O'Donnell reports from Mesetas in Central Colombia.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies