Colombian fighters lay down arms
Some 450 members of Colombia’s feared rightwing paramilitaries have disarmed en masse in a football field as part of the process to end the civil war.
Dressed in camouflage and wearing rubber boots, the United Self-Defence Forces (AUC) fighters sang the national anthem before surrendering weapons.
AUC negotiator Salvatore Mancuso said in a speech that the fighters were asking to be allowed back into society. Full Story