From NATO: Over the past 24 hours, NATO has conducted the following activities associated with Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR :
Since the beginning of the NATO operation (31 March 2011, 08.00GMT) a total of 2,734 sorties and 1,146 strike sorties* have been conducted.
Sorties conducted 16 April: 144
Strike sorties conducted 16 April: 42
*Strike sorties are intended to identify and engage appropriate targets, but do not necessarily deploy munitions each time.
Key Targets and Engagements**
16 April: In the vicinity of Tripoli: Two ammunition bunkers destroyed, one Surface-to-air anti-aircraft site destroyed. In the vicinity of Misrata: One Armoured Personnel Carrier destroyed. In the vicinity of Sirte: Two tanks, two equipment transporters, one artillery piece, one tank transporter, four ammunition storage sites and one ammunition bunker destroyed. In the vicinity of Zintan: One ammunition storage site damaged.
**Key Engagements are not intended to give a complete account of all targets which were engaged.
Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 18 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
20 Vessels were hailed on 16 April to determine destination and cargo. No boardings but 1 diversion was conducted.
A total of 362 vessels have been hailed, 9 boardings and 3 diversions have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.
International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 71 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 16 April: 2 executed and 7 in execution.
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 16 April: 2
*** Some humanitarian movements cover several days. (graphic: NATO)