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Cash-Strapped Libyan Rebels Fly Out of Washington Empty-Handed

After three days in Washington seeking financial help, the Libyan rebels’ finance minister is heading back to Benghazi with little to show for his effort other than expressions of “overwhelming support and sympathy.”

Such encouragement won’t pay for food, fuel and other necessities which are running short in the rebel-held part of Libya, Ali Tarhouni said in an interview.