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Colombian prelate denounces rebel offensive; Christmas truce in jeopardy

Catholic World News - December 09, 2013

Archbishop Dario de Jesus Monsalve of Cali, Colombia, has strongly condemned a weekend attack by rebel forces on the town of Inza, the Fides news service reports.

The December 7 assault on a police barracks in Inza, which caused 9 deaths and 48 injuries, came at a time when leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been engaged in peace talks with government leaders. FARC spokesmen have announced that they plan a 30-day truce for Christmas, beginning on December 15. But Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said that his governments’ forces would “give no respite to the guerillas” as long as attacks continued.

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