The possible probe comes as the government moves closer to signing a peace deal with rebels.
FARC leader says the group is completely committed to seeing the peace signed, and imagines returning to his home town once it is.
Their handshake in Havana, although awkward, provided a stirring image of reconciliation after decades of mutual contempt and distrust between Colombia's government and largest rebel army.
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A coalition of human-rights groups said the 15 people arrested were mostly students and rights defenders in the 20s and 30s. The government has so far released no evidence directly linking them to the ELN.
Proponents hope a truth commission could offer closure to millions of Colombians affected by the conflict. Both sides are responsible for human-rights abuses, while distrust and resentment for past atrocities remain high.
Facing pressure to boost its battlefield figures under former President Alvaro Uribe, Colombia's army lured and executed at least 3,000 civilians and notched them as combat kills, according to a new Human Rights Watch report.
The hemisphere's longest war saw escalating skirmishes this weekend. Ten FARC rebels were killed in a fresh airstrike on Saturday, and more than 350 civilians were displaced after last Thursday's airstrike in the Cauca.
The rebel announcement raises the possibility of more bloodshed between the Colombian military and the rebel army it's been fighting for fifty years. Peace talks, however, were not halted.
Bogotá was hit by its fourth bombing in one month on Friday, and second explosion in less than a week, setting citizens on edge just as talks with the Colombian rebel army FARC reach their final stages.
The day was marked by thousands of Jewish revelers marching through the Old City, where the streets were closed to Palestinian residents.
The pontiff also stressed that both parties would have to make sacrifices to keep the peace.