Colombia and rebels to seek bilateral ceasefire; Colombian to scale back military action
Colombia and rebels to seek bilateral ceasefire; Colombian to scale back military action

Based on Reports Published between Mon Jul 13 01:44:23 2015 and Mon Jul 13 01:44:23 2015

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fire by both sides that would end the country's more than five-decade long conflict. Colombia has agreed to scale down military action if the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia suspend all attacks. In a joint statement read in Havana on Sunday, negotiators for both sides said the de-escalation would start July 20.

The FARC already announced it would implement a unilateral cease-fire on that date, one of several it has initiated during 2 1/2 years of peace talks.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is applauding the announcement on Twitter as a significant step.

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