Colombia aims to rid country of landmines by 2025: campaigners

March 9, 2015 5:48 PM

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BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia, one of the most mine-scarred countries in the world, could be free of landmines in a decade after the government and FARC rebels reached a historic agreement on landmine clearance during peace talks in Cuba, an anti-landmine group said.

Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), planted most of the landmines and other unexploded ordnance littered across the country, during its 50-year war against the government.

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