Colombian FARC rebels demand UN monitors for ceasefire

Commander Ivan Marquez (L) pictured in Havana, Cuba on November 19, 2015 is part of the FARC delegation that on November 26 called for UN oversight of safe zones if and after a peace deal with Colombia's government is reachedColombia’s FARC rebels called on the United Nations and other international bodies Thursday to monitor proposed safe zones aimed at ending half a century of conflict. In negotiations with the Colombian government hosted by Cuba, the leftist guerillas have suggested concentrating their troops in special “peace zones” where reparations would be made to victims. The rebels proposed in a statement Thursday that the forces be “permanently accompanied” by representatives of the United Nations, South American bloc UNASUR and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

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