FARC announced they will no longer recruit under 18s

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On Wednesday the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia or FARC) announced that they will no longer recruit under 18s into their ranks.

“In order to move as quickly as possible towards the end of the armed conflict, today we are announcing to the country our decision to put an end to incorporating under 18s into FARC”, remarked the rebel group in a communication read by the negotiator for the guerrilla group, Victoria Sandino, in Havana, Cuba.

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News article in English from Colombia Reports.

Translation: Ruby Starheart

Photo: Colprensa

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