PARIS (AFP) - Military leaders from the rebel-held Libyan city of Misrata asked French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday for extra aid to defeat ruler Moamer Gaddafi, a member of their delegation said. Sarkozy held talks at his Elysee presidential palace with rebel General Ramadan Zarmuh, Colonel Ahmed Hashem and Colonel Brahim Betal Mal, as well as Suleiman Fortia, a local representative of the rebel leadership in Misrata. "With a little bit of help, we will be in Tripoli very soon. Very soon means days," Fortia told reporters after a meeting with Sarkozy. "We are here in France to discuss how we can do the job." France is taking part in NATO-coordinated strikes against Gaddafi's military assets and was the first outside state to formally recognise the rebels' Transitional National Council.