Colombian govt, FARC rebels ask UN to monitor end of conflict

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Havana (AFP)

Colombia's government and FARC rebels said Tuesday they have asked the United Nations to monitor the eventual end of their five-decade conflict and the disarmament of the Marxist guerrilla group.

"We have decided to ask the UN Security Council to create (a mission) of unarmed observers for a period of 12 months" to oversee the end of the conflict, the two sides said at peace talks in Havana, raising hopes that they are close to signing a final peace deal.