Colombia peace deal has FARC's 'total support': leader

The leader of Colombia’s FARC rebels said Sunday a historic peace accord with the government has received the guerrillas’ “total support” at a conference where they will vote on the deal. “We’re feeling very strong backing for all the work we’ve done,” said Rodrigo Londono, better known by his nom de guerre, Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez, on the second day of a week-long meeting that leaders hope will be the Marxist rebels’ last wartime conference. After 52 years at war with the Colombian government, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will wrap up the conference with a vote on the peace deal concluded on August 24.

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