Seven thousand guns once carried by the guerrillas of Colombia's largest rebel army are being removed from 26 demobilization sites around the South American nation.

United Nations observers began removing the locked containers filled with worn guerrilla rifles in late July. On Tuesday, the final container will be removed from a transition zone in northern Colombia.

Some of the guns will be transformed into statues commemorating the end to Latin America's longest-running conflict.

Former rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia finished turning over their individual weapons in late June. Since then, they have been locked up and guarded by U.N. observers.

Rebels agreed to turn over their weapons as part of an historic peace deal reached with the government last year.