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30,000 Ex-Fighters Ready to Disarm, Reintegrate

IRIN (UN News)

31 August 2006

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BRAZZAVILLE — …

Weapons recovery

So far, the commission has recovered and destroyed at least 11,776 guns and reintegrated into society 17,459 ex-combatants from the various groups — the ninjas, coyotes and cobras — that fought each other and the army during the wars.

However, the Swiss non-governmental organisation, Small Arms Survey, said its investigation in 2005 into illegally held firearms showed that 34,000 were still in circulation. Most are in the Pool region, despite a March 2003 peace deal between the government and Ntoumi's Conseil national de la résistance…

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