Colombia's rebels FARC announce permanent ceasefire under peace deal

Colombia's rebels FARC announce permanent ceasefire under peace deal
People celebrate in a park as they listen to the announcement from Havana, Cuba, that delegates of Colombia's government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reached a peace accord to end their half-century civil war, in Bogota, Colombia.

The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement said its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord for ending five decades of war.

FARC leader Rodrigo Londono made the announcement today in Havana, where the two sides negotiated for four years before announcing the peace deal at midweek.

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos announced on Friday that his military would cease attacks on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia beginning on Monday.

A rebel soldier of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, poses for a photo with his dog in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia.
A rebel soldier of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, poses for a photo with his dog in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia.

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