Colombian rebels announce final round of peace talks

Posted at 2:12 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-27 15:12:53-04

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are announcing a final conference of its guerrillas to ratify peace accord reached this week with the government and prepare to make the transition to an unarmed political movement.

The FARC said in a statement Saturday that its 10th and final conference as an armed group will take place Sept 13-19 in the eastern jungles of Colombia where they have traditionally been dominant.

It said top FARC commanders as well as 50 invited guests would attend.