Colombia: FARC Suspends Military Training


The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group announced that it will suspend military training after the accord reached with the government of Bogota at the end of September.

FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez (also known as Timoshenko or Rodrigo Londono) announced the decision on Twitter. He specified that from now on “the FARC military structure will only focus on political and cultural formation”.

In an interview with the Venezuelan Telesur, the guerrilla leaders also stressed that “no commander or fighter of the group is in disagreement” with the accord reached with the government, however not excluding that it could take up to six months for a final peace deal, as announced by President Juan Manuel Santos.


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