The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) suspended a unilateral ceasefire with Colombian forces on Friday, reports said. Meanwhile, representatives from the rebel group and the Colombian government were meeting for the latest round of peace talks in Cuba.
The Colombian military killed at least 19 FARC guerrillas on Thursday in the Cauca region of southwestern Colombia, BBC News reported. Colombian President Juan Manual Santos resumed the raids and airstrikes against the rebels last month after the FARC broke a unilateral ceasefire and attacked a mountainous area in Cauca.
Urgente! Las Farc acaban de anunciar la suspensión de la tregua unilteral del fuego @rcnlaradio
â€” Martha E. Camargo (@MarthaECamargo) May 22 2015
The five-decade conflict between the Colombian government forces and the FARC rebels has killed more than 220,000 people and displaced more than 5 million. The two sides have been in negotiations to end the conflict since 2012.