Colombia, FARC rebels agree to remove landmines

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 07, 2015 2:58 PM

HAVANA (Reuters) - The Colombian government and leftist guerrillas on Saturday jointly announced an agreement to remove landmines and other explosives from the battlefield.

Colombia, at war for 50 years, is one of the most mined countries in the world. The government of President Juan Manuel Santos and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been discussing landmines as part of two-year-old peace talks being held in Havana.

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