Libyan rebels in arms talks with friendly states

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libyan rebels are in

talks to obtain weapons from "friendly" countries and expect
they will be able to get them, a rebel spokesman said on

Rebels fighting to oust Muammar Gaddafi say they need more

heavy weapons to take on the Libyan leader's better-armed and
trained forces.

"I don't think there will be a problem getting weapons,"

national council spokesman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga told reporters in
the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

The insurgents had asked countries that recognized the

council as Libya's legitimate representative for arms, he said.