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Farc rebels release soldier Pablo Moncayo
FARC rebels release Colombian soldier
Top rebel leader may be dead
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Farc rebels release soldier Pablo Moncayo
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FARC rebels release Colombian soldier
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Kidnapped governor found dead
FARC rebels release 4 hostages
FARC arms traced to Venezuela
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FARC rebels release 4 hostages
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2009 2009
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Ex-jungle captive: 'We fought each other'
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Chavez: Little chance to free Betancourt
FARC admit 'hostage boy' not held
Betancourt rescued from FARC
End struggle, Chavez urges Farc
Rebel leader surrenders
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom
FARC leader dead
FARC commander calls for dialogue
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
Ecuador leader 'linked to rebels'
World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom
Ex-jungle captive: 'We fought each other'
Betancourt rescued from FARC
FARC leader's death brings hostage hope
Chavez: Little chance to free Betancourt
Freed hostage sees son
Betancourt in plea to FARC rebels
End struggle, Chavez urges Farc
FARC commander calls for dialogue
Rebel leader surrenders
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UN backs mission to monitor Colombia peace deal  The Security Council has approved the creation of an unarmed mission to oversee a ceasefire, if FARC and the government sign an agreement   Farc: Colombia president hails 'important step' to peace  Juan Manuel Santos has said an agreement signed with rebels on reparations and justice for victims of the civil war is an 'important step' towards peace Farc rebels 'abortions nurse' arrested in Spain  Spanish police have arrested a man accused of performing more than 100 forced abortions on women fighters with Colombia's largest rebel group President Santos and Farc announce justice deal  Colombia's president and the leader of the rebel group have announced a deal on setting up special courts to try crimes committed during the conflict   Colombia suspends air strikes against Farc camps  President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered government forces to suspend air strikes against camps belonging to Farc rebels Farc rebel attack leave 500,000 without power  Colombia's Farc rebels have shot dead three police officers and cut off power to almost half a million people, the military has said   FARC suspends truce after Colombia army attack   Colombia's leftist rebel group has suspended a unilateral ceasefire after 26 of its fighters were killed in a government air and ground offensive   Colombia suspends bombing of Farc  Colombia is to halt bombing raids against Farc rebels for a month, President Santos says, in a further sign of progress in the country's peace process Farc to help army clear minefields  The government and rebels have agreed to work together to remove landmines in rural areas of the country where they have fought since the 1960s Farc rebels declare indefinite unilateral truce
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2014 Dec.17  
  Colombia's Farc rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period, starting from Saturday
2014 Nov.30   Colombian rebels free captured general
  Colombia's largest rebel group has freed Gen. Ruben Alzate and two others whose capture led President Juan Manuel Santos to break off peace talks
2014 Nov.29   Colombia rebels say they'll free general on Sunday  Colombia's main rebel group says it's begun the process of freeing army Gen. Ruben Dario Alzate, who was captured two weeks ago 2014 Nov.18   Colombian rebel leaders confirm capture of top general  That country's largest guerrilla group Tuesday confirmed capturing Gen. Rubén Darío Alzate 2014 Nov.16   Colombia suspends Farc peace talks over kidnapping  Colombia has suspended peace talks with the Farc rebel group after the apparent kidnapping of an army general 2014 Nov.9   Indigenous court convicts Farc guerrillas  An indigenous court in western Colombia has convicted seven left-wing Farc guerrillas over the murder of two leaders of the Nasa tribe 2014 Jun.7   Colombia government and Farc to set up truth commission  The Colombian government and the rebel group have agreed to set up a commission to investigate the deaths of thousands of people

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2013 Jul.21   Colombia leader vows to fight Farc  Juan Manuel Santos has ordered the army 'not to stop shooting' until the conflict with the Farc rebels is over, after 15 soldiers died in an ambush   Fifteen Colombia soldiers killed in rebel ambush   An ambush by leftist FARC rebels, the country's president said, raising concerns about peace talks launched last year 2013 Jul.15   Farc: Colombia conflict nears end  Ivan Marquez, the chief peace negotiator for Farc rebel group, has said the armed conflict that has lasted more than five decades is nearing an end 2013 May.26   FARC agrees Colombia land reform  The government of Colombia and left-wing Farc rebels have agreed on land reform, after more than six months of peace talks 2013 Feb.13   Colombia soldiers die in rebel clash  At least seven Colombian soldiers have been killed and another five injured in clashes with the country's largest rebel group, the Farc 2013 Jan.24   FARC: Peace talks are accelerating  Colombia's peace talks are advancing at an accelerated pace – 'in the rhythm of mambo', as a FARC spokesman put it 2013 Jan.20   Colombia Farc rebels end truce  Colombia's Farc rebels have ended their two-month-long unilateral ceasefire hours after President Santos said security forces were ready

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2012 Aug.27   Colombia holding talks with Farc  President Juan Manuel Santos has confirmed his government is holding exploratory talks with the country's largest rebel group, the Farc 2012 Apr.7   Farc leader: 'We're not weakened'  One of the leaders of Colombia's biggest rebel movement, the Farc, says it remains ready for battle 2012 Apr.2   Colombia Farc hostages released  Colombia's leftist Farc rebels have released their last 10 police and military hostages. They were collected from the jungle by a Brazilian helicopter 2012 Mar.17   Colombian soldiers die in attack  Ten Colombian soldiers and an officer have been killed in an attack by rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia 2012 Feb.26   Colombia rebels in hostage pledge  Left-wing Farc rebel group says it will free 10 members of the security forces it holds hostage and abandon kidnappings for ransom 2012 Jan.21   Farc rebels destroy radar station  Farc rebels in Colombia have destroyed a radar installation, disrupting civil aviation in the south and west of the country, the government says

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2011 Dec.28   FARC to release six hostages  Colombia's main leftist rebel group says it plans to release six hostages, including three who have been in captivity for more than 12 years 2011 Nov.15   Colombia Farc rebels name leader
  Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, says it has chosen Rodrigo Londono - better known by his alias Timochenko - as its new leader 2011 Nov.5   President hails Farc leader Cano's killing  Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has hailed the death of top Farc leader Alfonso Cano as the greatest blow against the left-wing guerrilla group 2011 Nov.4   FARC leader Alfonso Cano killed Map of Cauca Colombia
  The leader of Colombia's left-wing guerrilla group has been killed in an army operation in mountains in the south-west of the country
2011 Feb.16   FARC releases 2 more longtime prisoners  Members of a leftist rebel group released two more longtime prisoners, bringing the total released since February 9 to six 2011 Feb.11   Farc rebels release more captives  Colombia's rebels have released two hostages, bringing the number released so far this week to three 2011 Jan.26   FARC ready to release 5 hostages  Colombian rebels say they are ready to start the unilateral release of five hostages, according to a message posted on a former senator's website

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2010 Nov.20   Top rebel leader may be dead
Map of San Vicente del Caguan Colombia  Colombia's president: Fabian Ramirez, a top leader of a leftist guerrilla group FARC may have been killed during a bombing of a rebel camp 2010 Sep.26   Santos hails 'beginning of end' for FARC  Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has hailed the death of a top rebel leader as a 'turning point' in the five-decade anti-guerrilla battle 2010 Sep.25   Police try to crack Farc laptops  Experts are trying to crack the codes to 15 computers and almost 100 memory sticks belonging to Colombia's largest rebel group 2010 Sep.23   FARC No. 2 leader killed  Victor Julio Suarez Rojas, also known as Jorge Briceno Suarez, was the military leader for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia 2010 Sep.19   Colombian forces kill 22 rebels  Colombian security forces say they have killed at least 22 Farc rebels in fighting near the Ecuadorean border 2010 Jul.30   Farc call for talks with new president  Colombia's largest left-wing rebel group says it is willing to talk to the new Colombian government 2010 Jul.6   Colombian rebels killed in attack  Thirteen FARC rebels have been killed in an aerial bombardment, among them two leaders 2010 Jun.13   Two police officers held by FARC rescued  The Colombian military rescued Gen. Luis Mendieta and Col. Enrique Murillo, top national police officers held by the FARC guerrillas for nearly 12 years 2010 Mar.30   Farc rebels release soldier Pablo Moncayo  A Colombian soldier held hostage in the jungle by left-wing rebels for 12 years has been freed 2010 Mar.28   FARC rebels release Colombian soldier  Colombia's main leftist rebel group has freed Josue Daniel Calvo, 22, it kidnapped just under a year ago 2010 Jan.1   Military reports killing 18 leftist guerrillas  Another 13 members of the FARC were captured and two more were 'demobilized' in the attacks by the air force and special forces troops

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2009 Dec.22   Kidnapped governor found dead
Map of Caqueta Colombia  Luis Francisco Cuellar had been seized from his house in the Caqueta provincial capital, Florencia, by suspected leftist rebels 2009 Sep.7   Video shown of captives  Colombian tv has broadcast video footage of 10 soldiers and policemen held captive by Farc rebels for up to 11 years 2009 Aug.18   Guerrillas release video of two hostages  Marxist guerrillas have released a video showing that hostages are alive and seemingly well 2009 Jul.27   FARC arms traced to Venezuela  Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos: Shoulder-launched anti-tank weapons purchased by Venezuela have ended up in the hands of guerrillas 2009 Mar.24   Four soldiers killed in firefight  Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos: 6 more are missing after a firefight with Marxist FARC guerrillas 2009 Feb.27   Colombia captures FARC kidnapper  Colombian security forces have clashed with a Marxist rebel group and captured 'El Negro Antonio', one of its most notorious kidnappers 2009 Feb.6   Rebels killed lawmakers in cold blood  A Colombian ex-hostage, released by FARC after nearly 7 years in captivity, said the rebels who held him killed the others in cold blood 2009 Feb.3   Farc free ex-governor  The rebels have released former provincial governor Alan Jara held hostage for more than seven years 2009 Feb.2   Hostage release stalls  Alan Jara, the governor of Meta state, held by Marxist rebels was not released as hoped but the lead negotiator said she will try again 2009 Feb.1   FARC rebels release 4 hostages  A Colombian soldier and 4 police officers were released from captivity by leftist guerrillas, completing the first stage of a release of hostages 2009 Jan.28   Farc 'to free hostages on Sunday'  Senator Piedad Cordoba: leftist rebel group plans to release several high-profile hostages on Sunday 2009 Jan.13   Guerrillas flee FARC camp with abductees  2 guerrillas fled their camp deep in the forests of southern Colombia with two kidnap victims that they used in exchange for their freedom

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2008 Dec.21   FARC 'will release six hostages'  The rebels have said they are going to release 2 politicians and 4 security officers being held as hostages in jungle camps in the next few days 2008 Nov.28   Marches urge FARC hostage release  Thousands of people have marched in Colombia and other countries to call for the release of hostages held by Colombia's rebel group 2008 Oct.26   Congressman kidnapped by FARC freed  Óscar Tulio Lizcano, a Conservative congressman kidnapped in August 2000, is freed by the military in Chocó Department 2008 Sep.22   Colombia seizes 'key Farc data'  Colombian officials have scored another success against Marxist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia 2008 Jul.20   World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom  More than a million Colombians marked their independence day with marches and concerts demanding freedom for hostages still held by rebels   Betancourt in plea to FARC rebels  The recently freed French-Colombian politician has urged her former captors, the Marxist rebels, to release all hostages 2008 Jul.9   2 FARC members offered money  At least 2 members of the rebel group were offered money to switch sides and deliver bogus orders as part of rescue of 15 hostages 2008 Jul.7   Ex-jungle captive: 'We fought each other'  The hostages held alongside Ingrid Betancourt in the jungle endured years of deprivation and abuse from the leftist rebels who kidnapped them 2008 Jul.3   Betancourt urges FARC peace talks  Freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt has urged that leftist guerrillas release all their captives and engage in a peace process 2008 Jul.2   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
2008 Jun.8   End struggle, Chavez urges Farc  Venezuelan President has urged the new leader of Colombia's rebels to end their four-decade struggle and release all hostages 2008 May.26   FARC leader's death brings hostage hope  Relatives and friends of the hundreds of men and women held hostage in the jungles held out hope for their release 2008 May.25   Rebels say leader dead  Main leftist rebel group, the FARC, has confirmed the death of top commander Manuel Marulanda, saying he died of a heart attack 2008 May.24   FARC leader dead
  Defense ministry: Pedro Antonio Marin, known as Manuel Marulanda Vilez and nicknamed Tirofijo, is believed to have died of a heart attack
 He is thought to be 78 years old. A national news magazine had earlier reported the death on 26 March, citing the defence minister, Juan Manuel Santos. Marulanda has led the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia since its foundation in 1964
2008 May.22   Official urges inquiry based on laptop info  A prosecutor called for an investigation into 12 people, including 3 Colombian members of Congress, for alleged ties to a leftist rebel group 2008 May.19   FARC commander calls for dialogue  The commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia's Force 47 told reporters that 'the solution is not through war. There must be dialogue' 2008 May.18   Rebel leader surrenders
  Nelly Avila Moreno, also known as 'Karina' surrendered, the latest major blow for insurgents who have waged war against the state for 40 years 2008 May.15   Farc rebel link files 'genuine'  Interpol says Colombian officials did not tamper with computers which they claim provide proof Venezuela financed Farc rebels 2008 Apr.3   Rebels demand exchange  A leader of FARC rebel group has ruled out releasing a high-profile sick hostage and cast doubt on a French mission sent to treat her 2008 Mar.27   Colombia offers FARC hostage deal  Colombia has offered to release jailed rebels if they first hand over former presidential candidate Betancourt and other hostages 2008 Mar.25   Chavez: Little chance to free Betancourt  Venezuelan President: There is little chance FARC will free Colombian presidential candidate after that country's attack inside Ecuador 2008 Mar.7   Second rebel leader killed  As South American officials tried to ease tensions sparked by Colombia's killing of a rebel leader, the army announced the death of Ivan Rios 2008 Mar.2   Ecuador leader 'linked to rebels'  Colombia has said documents found in a cross-border raid suggest links between left-wing FARC rebels and Rafael Correa 2008 Mar.1   Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
  Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation
 Ecuador has protested to Colombia over the incursion. Raul Reyes died along with at least 16 other rebels and one Colombian soldier
2008 Feb.4   Millions march against rebels  Colombians wearing white T-shirts marched in homeland and abroad, to demand FARC stop kidnapping people and release those it holds 2008 Jan.13   Freed hostage sees son   Clara Rojas, who gave birth to a boy while she was being held hostage by Farc rebels has been reunited with her child after being freed 2008 Jan.4   FARC admit 'hostage boy' not held  The rebels have confirmed a boy living in foster care in Bogota is the same 3-year-old who was due to be part of a hostage release deal

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2007 Dec.28   Mission begins to free FARC hostages  2 Venezuelan helicopters arrived in central Colombia as part of an operation to free 3 hostages from the jungles 2007 Dec.26   Chavez Farc hostage plan approved  The Colombian government has approved a plan by Hugo Chavez to send planes into Colombia to pick up rebel-held hostages 2007 Dec.18   FARC vows in letter to release hostages  3 captives held for years by rebels could be freed by the end of the year, including an aide to Colombian Sen. Betancourt 2007 Nov.8   Hostage talks see spark of hope  President Chavez and a top Colombian guerrilla chief gave a glimmer of hope that dozens of hostages held by the leftist rebels would be freed 2007 Sep.28   Farc woman steals plane to desert  An armed female member of Colombia's Farc rebel group hijacked a small plane to escape her 'tortuous life' with the guerrillas 2007 Sep.3   Military: Key rebel Caracas killed  Medina Caracas, the fugitive from a U.S. drug trafficking indictment, was killed in an air attack on a guerrilla encampment 2007 Aug.2   Uribe offers talks zone  President has offered to create a temporary demilitarised zone to hold peace talks with the left-wing rebel group FARC 2007 Jun.6   Colombia seeks FARC prisoner swap  Colombia has begun releasing prisoners from its largest Marxist rebel group, beginning with its foreign minister in hopes of getting FARC to reciprocate

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2006 Oct.20   President ends Farc talks  Alvaro Uribe has broken off negotiations on a prisoner exchange. He blamed the group for bombing in Bogota 2006 Jun.23   FARC 'wants Colombia peace talks'  Left-wing guerrillas have said they are prepared to negotiate with the government

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2005 Dec.17   Rebels attack small village  FARC attacked a village in western Colombia, killing at least 5 police officers and kidnapping 6 others 2005 Jun.25   24 troops killed in ambush  Farc rebels assaulted an army base near the Ecuadorian border, and ambushed a patrol by the Venezuelan frontier

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2004 Aug.18   Hostages stance reversed  The government has offered to free jailed rebels in exchange for hostages held by Farc group

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2003 Dec.15   Rebel leader detained  Secret police have captured Wilmer Antonio Marin, a top FARC commander in the capital 2003 Sep.14   Tourists kidnapped  8 foreign tourists have been kidnapped by suspected members of the left-wing guerrilla group FARC 2003 Aug.23   Rebels kill journalist, wound another  Vehicle in which the reporters were traveling failed to stop at a FARC roadblock 2003 Feb.22   FARC rebels 'hold Americans'  Left-wing group has said that it is holding three US citizens who vanished when their plane crash-landed

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2002 May.3   Dozens killed in bomb attack  60 civilians have been killed and about 100 others injured when guerrillas from FARC set off a mortar bomb in a crowded church 2002 Apr.7   Car bomb killed 10  25 injured as people were leaving bars and restaurants. FARC is the prime suspect for the attack 2002 Feb.20   President Pastrana orders rebels out  Colombian President has told FARC, the country's largest rebel group, that they have to leave their safe haven in hours 2002 Jan.23   FARC demands bilateral truce  The main left-wing rebel group will continue military offensive, despite the resumption of peace talks with the government 2002 Jan.14   Rebels agreed to resume talks  FARC was satisfied that military controls around the safe haven would not endanger the talks 2002 Jan.13   Rebels agree to leave haven  FARC will pull out of their enclave in southern Colombia by the deadline set by President Pastrana 2002 Jan.12   Peace process collapses  President Andres Pastrana has rejected a last-minute draft proposal by FARC 2002 Jan.10   Deadline extended for rebels  President Pastrana has announced an extension to a deadline for FARC to leave their safe haven   Forces close in on rebels  13,000 soldiers to deploy for a presidential order to retake the demilitarised zone from FARC

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2001 Oct.5   Agreement with FARC  Government has reached an agreement with the left-wing rebel group to rescue the peace process 2001 Sep.30   Murder strains peace  The murder of C. Araujo, the attorney general's wife and a former culture minister, has shaken the peace talks with FARC 2001 Sep.29   President cancels FARC trip  A. Pastrana has cancelled a visit to rebel-controlled territory 2001 Sep.27   Clashes kill 17 people  The fighting between Marxist FARC guerrillas and far-right paramilitaries erupted near the town of Briceno 2001 Jun.28   Guerrillas free 242 war prisoners  FARC made a gesture in front of U.N. to boost peace talks 2001 Apr.10   FARC commander sought  Prosecution service has ordered the arrest of a leftist rebel commander for drug trafficking 2001 Feb.9   Agreement with FARC leader  President Pastrana reached an agreement with the rebel group to resume peace negotiations and aim for a resolution of civil war

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2000 Dec.29   Congressman assassinated  The president of the peace commission of Congress and 6 other people were killed. Police blamed on FARC