EU meets FARC from terror list

EU meets FARC from terror list

World September 26, 2016 20:54

- The European Union will cancel the Colombian terrorist organization FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) from the list of terrorist organizations. This has the foreign policy chief of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, announced Monday.

The FARC signed Monday in the Colombian port city of Cartagena a peace agreement with the government, bringing an end to more than half a century of bloodshed.

The FARC is an original leftist guerrillas of the sixties who has focused on include kidnappings and drug-related crime since the nineties. The movement had in those years an estimated 20 000 combatants and acquired the nickname \'narco-guerrillas. Now there are no more than 7,000 FARC combatants to lay down their arms in accordance with the Convention.

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