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Colombia peace deal security gains will take decade: general

By Reuters
03 June 2017   |   2:10 pm
Consolidating security gains from Colombia's recent peace deal with FARC guerrillas while battling remaining leftist rebels and drug trafficking gangs will take a decade, according to the head of the armed forces.

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