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    The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group’s leader Timoleon Jimenez ordered insurgents to cease fire and hostilities against the Colombian government starting Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, Bogota and FARC announced a comprehensive peace agreement to end decades of conflict. The deal includes agreements on landmine removal, land reform, transitional justice and the end of illegal drug trafficking.

    "I order all our commanders and units and each one of our combatants to definitively cease fire and hostilities against the Colombian state from midnight tonight (05:00 GMT)," Timoleon Jimenez told reporters.

    FARC is one of the world’s oldest Marxist insurgencies, formed in 1964 when it launched a war to overthrow the government of Colombia and install a revolutionary regime. Since November 2012, Colombia has been in negotiations with FARC to end the civil war.


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