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Libyan rebels in arms talks with friendly states

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libyan rebels are intalks to obtain weapons from "friendly" countries and expectthey will be able to get them, a rebel spokesman said onWednesday.

Rebels fighting to oust Muammar Gaddafi say they need moreheavy weapons to take on the Libyan leader's better-armed andtrained forces.

"I don't think there will be a problem getting weapons,"national council spokesman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga told reporters inthe rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

The insurgents had asked countries that recognized thecouncil as Libya's legitimate representative for arms, he said.

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