Sarkozy to meet Libyan Misrata rebel military chiefs: source

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Libyan rebel military leaders from the city of Misrata will meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy Wednesday seeking extra aid for their fight against Moamer Kadhafi, a source close to them told AFP.

Sarkozy will host General Ramadan Zarmuhwith, Colonel Ahmed Hashem and Suleiman Fortia, a local leader from the coastal city west of Tripoli, on Wednesday morning in Paris, said the source close to their delegation, who asked not to be named.

Sarkozy's office declined to comment.

France is taking part in NATO-coordinated strikes against Kadhafi's military assets and was the first outside state to formally recognise the Libyan rebels' Transitional National Council.

© 2011 AFP

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