Colombia’s Rebel Group Announces Ceasefire

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Colombia’s largest remaining rebel group has announced a unilateral ceasefire over the end-of-year holiday period.

A spokesperson of the ELN, said the ceasefire would last from Saturday 6am, which is Christmas Eve, to the same time on January 2.

The Spokesperson noted that the ceasefire only covers the military forces and the state police, adding that ELN fighters reserve the right to defend themselves if they are attacked.

This comes a week after the National Liberation Army, ELN, and the Colombian government concluded a first round of peace negotiations.

Written by: Helen Obih

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