Anti-Gaddafi allies offer rebels cash lifeline

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05 May 2011 18:59

  • Clinton says U.S. will seek to unfreeze Libyan assets

  • Rebels say they need up to $3 billion for essentials

  • WFP warns of humanitarian crisis looming in Libya

  • NATO planes bomb Gaddafi forces in west

(Adds NATO raids on Gaddafi forces, WFP, tribal meeting)

By James Mackenzie and Lin Noueihed

ROME/TRIPOLI, May 5 (Reuters) - Libyan rebels won a financial lifeline potentially worth billions of dollars from a group of Western and Arab countries on Thursday, as NATO planes struck forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi in the west.

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