(AFP) – Colombia’s FARC rebels have begun removing child soldiers from their ranks as part of a landmark peace deal, the Red Cross said Friday. The leftist guerrillas’ use of underage fighters was one of the thorniest issues in four years of peace talks with the government, which yielded an accord last November to end half a century of conflict. “The first humanitarian operation of 2017 is now under way, with minors leaving the Transitional Normalization Zones,” the camps where FARC members are currently disarming, said the International Committee of the Red Cross.