Colombian army launches attack on ELN rebels ahead of peace talks

Colombian army launches attack on ELN rebels ahead of peace talks
 

The Colombian army says it has killed a rebel from the National Liberation Army, or ELN, and arrested four others in the northern province of Casanare.
The attack was launched 10 days before the beginning of peace talks between the government and the Marxist rebels.
There is no indication that either side will declare a ceasefire until considerable progress has been made.
During talks with another rebel group, the Farc, the government refused to stop fighting until a deal was done.
Twenty-four ELN rebels agreed to demobilise in Casanare and rejoin civil society, Colombia's Defence Ministry... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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