Colombia's FARC rebels to keep leader Timochenko: commander

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) meet at the 10th National Guerrilla Conference in Llanos del Yari, Caqueta department, Colombia, on September 22, 2016Colombia’s FARC rebels will keep Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez as their leader when they relaunch as a political party under a historic peace deal, a commander said Thursday. “There’s no doubt that Timochenko will be confirmed” as head of the organization that replaces the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) under the peace process, commander Carlos Antonio Lozada told AFP. Jimenez, 57, whose real name is Rodrigo Londono, has worked to guide the FARC toward a negotiated end to the conflict since becoming their commander in chief in 2011.

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