Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 15


From NATO:  Over the past 24 hours, NATO has conducted the following activities associated with Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR :

Air Operations
Since the beginning of the NATO operation (31 March 2011, 08.00GMT) a total of 2,583 sorties and 1087 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 15 April: 145
Strike sorties conducted 15 April: 58

*Strike sorties are intended to identify and engage appropriate targets, but do not necessarily deploy munitions each time.

Key Targets and Engagements**
15 April: In the vicinity of Sirte: Five bunkers destroyed. In the vicinity of Zintan: Two tanks destroyed. In vicinity of Misrata: Two tanks destroyed. In the vicinity of Tripoli: Four bunkers destroyed.

**Key Engagements are not intended to give a complete account of all targets which were engaged.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
12 Vessels were hailed on 15 April to determine destination and cargo. No boarding were conducted.
A total of 346 vessels have been hailed and 9 boardings have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 65 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 15 April: 1 executed and 6 in execution.
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 15 April: 1

*** Some humanitarian movements cover several days.  (graphic: NATO)

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