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Libyan rebel chief appeals for more weapons

Libyan rebel leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil appeals to West for weaponry in London

Reuters , Thursday 12 May 2011
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Libyan rebels need more weapons to help in the fight against the forces of leader Muammar Gaddafi, rebel leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said on Thursday.

"Col. Gaddafi has heavy weaponry. We need light weapons, which is not equivalent to Gaddafi's weaponry, but perhaps with courage, which Libyan people have, there may be some kind of balance," Jalil, head of the Libyan rebel national council, told a news conference during a visit to London.

"We need some lethal weapons. The British government has offered non-lethal (gear) such as night vision equipment and body armour," he said.

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