Libya rebels strategic adviser Shamsuddin Abdul Mullah
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Libya rebels' finances 'dried up'

Libya's rebel Transitional National Council has issued an urgent plea for foreign financial aid.

Strategic adviser Shamsuddin Abdul Mullah told the BBC's Bridget Kendall that they were awaiting funds from several countries.

Mr Abdul Mullah said they still hoped the delay was temporary, but that it was becoming increasingly hard to explain.

Cash was needed urgently to buy medical supplies for the frontline, as well as to avoid popular frustration with a situation that was becoming increasingly dire, he added.

  • 20 Jun 2011
  • From the section Africa
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