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Libyan rebels: Give us guns
Opposition forces say they need weapons from abroad as their arsenal is limited and outdated.
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2011 05:58

Abdel Fatah Younis, the commander of opposition forces in Libya, has said his troops have received anti-tank weapons from Qatar.

But those may not be the only foreign weapons in opposition hands, as Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from opposition-held Tobruk.

The rebels say they badly need more arms as they have only a small number of tanks and armoured vehicles and limited weaponry, relying mostly on anti-aircraft guns, RPGs and machine guns.

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Al Jazeera
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