Guerrillas claim they’ll uphold ceasefire despite deadly ambush

April 21, 2015 3:04 AM

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Guerrillas claim they’ll uphold ceasefire despite deadly ambush

Speaking in Cuba at the end of the 35th round of peace negotiations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said the April 14 attack near the village of La Esperanza in the southern department of Cauca had been provoked by military patrols and was in self-defense.

Despite the attack (and reports of other, non-lethal ambushes in recent days), FARC Commander Luciano Marín, better known by his alias Iván Marquez, said the group was standing by the ceasefire it announced last year.

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