by Paul Haven, The AP
HAVANA — Colombia’s main rebel group said Monday that it will halt its unilateral cease-fire this weekend, adding a dose of uncertainty even as peace talks to end the half-century-old conflict resumed in the Cuban capital.
The rebels’ chief negotiator, Ivan Marquez, said there was no chance his group would reconsider its decision to abandon its two-month-old cease-fire, which the government has steadfastly refused to reciprocate. Military operations are set to resume Sunday.
“The unilateral cease-fire … ends on January 20,” said Marquez. “That’s it.”
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