Colombia's FARC rebels may return to battle, warns president

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Colombia's FARC rebels may return to battle, warns president

Colombia’s president said his country’s FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebel group is prepared to return to the battlefield if peace negotiations fail.

Juan Manuel Santos has promised Colombians a referendum on a pending peace deal between the rebels and the government.

Peace negotiations have been ongoing for more than three years.

Last month the government agreed a plan to reintegrate child soldiers from FARC into society.

A March deadline for ending five decades of armed conflict was missed because disagreements remained.

The fighting has cost the lives of 220,000 people and displaced millions.