Colombia to extend suspension of bombing raids on rebels

April 9, 2015 6:30 PM

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will extend its halt on bombing raids against Marxist FARC rebels for another month, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday after ordering a one-month suspension of the air raids in March to abet talks to end 50 years of war.

Santos said he decided to extend the bombing halt because the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rebels are complying with the unilateral ceasefire they declared almost four months ago.

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