Columbian Rebels Waste no Time as a 2 Month Ceasefire Ends
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC agreed a two month ceasefire with the government troops in order to enter into peace talks.
The two month period ended on Sunday with no deal struck, and so the rebels blew up two southern oil pipelines and planted a bomb on the top coal exporter's northern railway.
Over the last year, rebels have increased attacks against oil and mining installations - bombings of oil pipelines shot up 460 percent in the January-August period to 117 compared with the same period in 2011.
At the same time the Columbian government did state that they would never stop fighting the rebels, and no peace deal would ever be agreed.
The conflict has lasted for nearly 50 years, and I can't see it ending any time soon after the complete failure of these latest talks.
French soldiers are now planning to make a ground assault in conjunction with West African soldiers in an attempt to drive the insurgents from Mali.
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