Colombian FARC Rebels Propose Ceasefire to Gov’t Starting on December 16

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The Colombian FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) has proposed to the country’s authorities to start the indefinite bilateral ceasefire regime on December 16, one of groups’ members said.

On Wednesday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos proposed a bilateral ceasefire to the group starting from January 1.

The FARC rebel group was established in 1964 as the military wing of the country’s Communist Party. Since then, military confrontation between FARC and the Colombian government has been ongoing, with over 200,000 people having been killed in the civil war.

The two sides have been engaged in peace talks since November 2012, and have established several ceasefire regimes.

 

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