Spokesman: Three more countries recognize Libya rebels

ROME - Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands have joined Italy and France in recognizing the Transitional National Council of rebels fighting to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, a rebel spokesman said on Thursday.
Mahmoud Shammam told reporters at a meeting of an international anti-Gaddafi coalition that the cash-strapped rebels only had enough funds to pay for their immediate needs in food, public salaries and medicine until the end of May.
They needed $2-3 billion dollars in urgent funding, he said.