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    Five commanders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC) were expelled from the group after refusing to adhere to the peace agreement with the Colombian government, the guerrilla group said in a statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) –  According to the statement quoted by The Guardian, the decision was motivated by commanders' recent conduct, "which contradicts our political-military line."

    FARC leaders stressed that "a group of foolish people" cannot derail the FARC from its commitment to peace.

    A final peace deal was signed between the Colombian government and the FARC in November.

    The FARC was formed in 1964 as the military wing of Colombia's Communist Party. The half-century war between the FARC and the Colombian government claimed the lives of a quarter of a million people. The two sides began peace talks in November 2012.

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