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18 April 2002


NICOSIA, Cyprus — Greek Cypriot guns were being turned into scrap by the United Nations on Thursday in what has been billed as a goodwill gesture to Turkish Cypriots in the divided island. Some 4,500 weapons, including automatic rifles and heavy machine guns, were being destroyed by peacekeepers in a U.N. compound straddling the divided capital Nicosia. The destruction of the weapons began today … The task is expected to take up to two months, a spokesman for the... (

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