Colombia's FARC rebels announce unilateral cease-fire in Havana

Colombian rebels at peace talks with representatives of the Bogota government meeting in Cuba announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, which they say will hold as long as military units don't attack them.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia made the announcement in a communique published on its Twitter account.

Representatives of the Marxist rebel group known as the FARC and the government have held a series of talks in Havana since 2012 aimed at ending the conflict of more the five decades.

In its statement, the FARC expressed the hope that the cease-fire would "transform into an armistice," and said it would count on the help of various international bodies, including the group of South American nations known as UNASUR.

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