Colombia halts bombing raids against FARC rebels

March 11, 2015 7:16 AM

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Colombia halts bombing raids against FARC rebels

Colombia's armed forces will halt bombing raids against Marxist FARC rebels for one month, President Juan Manuel Santos has said, in recognition of a unilateral ceasefire declared by the guerrillas as peace talks with the government advance.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels declared a ceasefire on 18 December, but the government had until now refused to reciprocate or halt attacks against the guerrillas.

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