FARC rebels 'unanimously back' Colombia peace deal

Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) celebrate the approval of the peace deal with the government during the closing ceremony of the 10th National Guerrilla Conference in Llanos del Yari, Colombia, on September 23, 2016The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Friday unanimously backed a historic peace deal with the government to end the 52-year conflict there, their chief peace negotiator said. “The war is over,” said Ivan Marquez at a national conference of the FARC to vote on the deal and relaunch the group as a political party. “The guerrillas… have given their unanimous backing to the final accord,” he said, on the sixth and last day of what now promises to be the FARC’s final meeting as a rebel army.

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