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Colombia's FARC guerrillas thank US lawmakers for supporting Havana peace process

Victoria Sandino, member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, speaks to reporters during peace talks with Colombia's government in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April. 25, 2013. FARC leaders thanked U.S. lawmakers on Thursday, April 25, 2013 for supporting the peace process between them and the Colombian government in Cuba in a letter sent to State Secretary John Kerry. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)The Associated Press

Colombia's largest rebel army is thanking a group of U.S. lawmakers for supporting peace talks that have been conducted in Havana since last fall.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, also say they are open to the creation of a commission that would investigate the cases of victims of the decades-old conflict.

A guerrilla known by the alias Victoria Sandino Palmera read a statement Thursday expressing gratitude to 62 American legislators who signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry backing the peace process and a political solution to Colombia's conflict.

The FARC and representatives of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos restarted talks in the Cuban capital this week after a brief, planned recess.