Colombian rebels announce final round of peace talks
Posted: 3:12 PM, Aug 27, 2016
<p>403499 01: (COLOMBIA OUT) Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) listen to news from other FARC locations operating in the region April 7, 2002 in Cundinamarca, Colombia. The FARC guerrillas, once in San Vicente del Caguan, are now regrouping in the mountains of southern Bogota to allegedly start a new war strategy against the capital. (Photo by Carlos Villalon/Getty Images)</p>
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are announcing a final conference of its guerrillas to ratify peace accord reached this week with the government and prepare to make the transition to an unarmed political movement.
The FARC said in a statement Saturday that its 10th and final conference as an armed group will take place Sept 13-19 in the eastern jungles of Colombia where they have traditionally been dominant.
It said top FARC commanders as well as 50 invited guests would attend.
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