The National Liberation Army (ELN) has announced a temporary and bilateral ceasefire with the Colombian government.
The group said the ceasefire, agreed to in September during peace talks in Quito, Ecuador, will be implemented from October 1 to January 9, 2018.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the ceasefire was “an extremely important step forward, a step that we hope will be the first step toward a process that will also lead to the ELN disarming as the FARC have done.”
The ELN took up arms in 1964 and is the last active insurgency group in Colombia.
[Abridged from TeleSUR English.]