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Colombian rebels announce final conference of peace talks

  • In this Aug. 12, 2016 photo, rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia walk on a makeshift footbridge in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. With the peace accords about to signed between the FARC and the governemt, gone are the days when they had to change camp every few days for fear of being stunned in their sleep by bombs falling from the skies.  (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    In this Aug. 12, 2016 photo, rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia walk on a makeshift footbridge in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. With the peace accords about to signed between the FARC and the governemt, gone are the days when they had to change camp every few days for fear of being stunned in their sleep by bombs falling from the skies. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Aug. 12, 2016 photo, rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia walk on a makeshift footbridge in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. With the peace accords about to signed between the FARC and the governemt, gone are the days when they had to change camp every few days for fear of being stunned in their sleep by bombs falling from the skies.  (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    In this Aug. 12, 2016 photo, rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia walk on a makeshift footbridge in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. With the peace accords about to signed between the FARC and the governemt, gone are the days when they had to change camp every few days for fear of being stunned in their sleep by bombs falling from the skies. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)  (The Associated Press)

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.