Colombia: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels announce ceasefire until January 20 2013
Leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have announced a two-month unilateral ceasefire. The announcement was made on the first day of peace talks with Colombian government officials in Cuba.
Colombia’s FARC rebels announced a two-month ceasefire on Monday as they opened negotiations with the government in an attempt to restore peace after nearly half a century of war.
FARC spokesman Luciano Marin, known under the alias “Ivan Marquez,” said the group will halt all military operations beginning at midnight on Monday until January 20.
“The leadership has ordered that all military operations against government forces come to a halt,” Marquez said upon arrival at the talks in Havana.