Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 20


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 3,148 sorties and 1,311 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 20 April: 132
Strike sorties conducted 20 April: 50

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
20 April: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 heavy equipment transporters, 3 armored vehicles, 1 ammunition storage site. In the vicinity of Misurata: 2 tanks, 1 communication tower, 1 radar. In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 tank, 2 rocket launchers.

**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.
22 vessels were hailed on 20 April to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding and 2 diversions were conducted.
A total of 484 vessels have been hailed and 11 boardings and 5 diversions have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 94 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 20 April: none executed and 11 in execution.
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 20 April: 1

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

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