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Colombia FARC rebels vow to maintain ceasefire
October 3, 2016 / 5:46 PM / a year ago

Colombia FARC rebels vow to maintain ceasefire

A Nicaraguan supporter of "Si" casts a vote into a mock ballot box that reads "Urn of Peace" during a simulated vote held in support of a Colombian peace deal with FARC rebels, in Managua, Nicaragua October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s Marxist FARC rebels said on Monday they would maintain their ceasefire put in place over a year ago and “remain faithful” to the peace accord signed last week with the government.

In a statement, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) called on social and political movements to mobilize peacefully and back the peace agreement that was narrowly rejected on Sunday in a plebiscite.

Reporting by Helen Murphy; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Chris Reese

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