The Colombian government and the FARC rebel group have reached a historic peace agreement, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict.
The conflict has killed an estimated 220,000 people and displaced millions.
A brief history of FARC
- FARC = Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
- FARC rebels have been fighting the government since 1964
- The group has about 6,000 to 7,000 rebels in its ranks
- More than seven million registered victims
BREAKING: After years of talks, Colombia and FARC rebels announce accord for ending half-century of war.— The Associated Press (@AP) August 24, 2016
The left-wing rebels have been fighting Colombian government since 1964.
It is the longest-running conflict in Latin America.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos will now need Congressional approval to hold a popular vote to endorse the terms of the deal.
A vote is expected to take place in October.