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Colombia's FARC dissidents say will launch new offensive

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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Former members of Colombia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels who refused to demobilize under a 2016 peace deal said in a video posted overnight they will launch a new offensive because of failure to implement the accord.

Two former commanders from the group – known by their aliases Ivan Marquez and Jesus Santrich – appear in the video announcing the “new era of struggle to awake consciousness”.

(Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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