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The ambush marked a dramatic intensification of attacks against the security forces by Colombia’s second-largest rebel group and took place in the midst of exploratory peace talks with the government.
The agreement gives President Salva Kiir a majority stake in a transitional government. Rebel leader Riek Machar expressed shock to reporters after learning that Kiir had declined to sign.
The family of deceased Taliban head Mullah Omar and some of the group's commanders released a statement saying that they have not endorsed Mullah Akhtar Mansoor to head the Taliban.
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.
Further discussions will be held after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Worries over the Islamic State's expanding influence could be driving the Taliban to negotiate with the government.
Initial evidence suggested the National Liberation Army was behind the Thursday explosives at two pension offices in Bogota that left 10 people injured, President Juan Manuel Santos said. But the ELN has not yet claimed responsibility.
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 Black Hawk helicopter was carrying soldiers to safeguard a pipeline that had been struck by the FARC rebel group when a mine beneath it was reportedly detonated remotely.
The peace talks on the Yemen conflict in Geneva are being carried out through go-betweens, after a delayed arrival by the Houthi representatives. Meanwhile, the death toll in the
Jairo Martinez, considered an ideological leader of the FARC, was killed in the airstrike last Thursday that left 27 rebels dead. He had also sat at the negotiating table with Colombia's government to end the war.