Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 19


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 3,016 sorties and 1,261 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 19 April: 139
Strike sorties conducted 19 April: 62

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
19 April: In vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Ammunition depots. In vicinity of Misurata: 2 T-62 Tanks, 1 T-55 Tank, 3 Rocket launcher vehicles. In vicinity of Sirte: 1 Surface-To-Surface (SSM) Missile Site.

**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.
34 Vessels were hailed on 19 April to determine destination and cargo. No boarding nor diversion was conducted.
A total of 457 vessels have been hailed, 10 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***: 89 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 19 April: none executed and 9 in execution.
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 19 April: 2

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

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