The guerrilla of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC for its Spanish acronym) assured yesterday to have fulfilled the unilateral ceasefire that they declared last week. However they said that they would defend themselves if they were attacked, pointing out that the Army have simulated combats.
FARC accused the Colombian Army of having staged a armed confrontations last November 20, in the rural area of Cuaca, ‘thus making it look like a combat between FARC and the Army’, making the guerrilla look responsible of not fulfilling their own truce.
This Monday FARC, in the midst of peace dialogues, requested the government of Juan Manuel Santos, the remains of their commander Raul Reyes and other guerrilla members that died in Ecuador in 2008. The request was sent in a letter addressed to Bogota, Quito and the International Red Cross.
The request was qualified as “urgent” and “humanitarian” since it looks for “the repatriation of human remains of FARC combatants that fell in Sucumbios, a bordering area with Ecuador.”