Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 21


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 3,300 sorties and 1,373 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 21 April: 152
Strike sorties conducted 21 April: 62

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
21 April: In vicinity of Tripoli: 8 ammunition storage bunkers. In vicinity of Misurata: 1 tank, 1 anti-aircraft gun. In vicinity of Zintan: 1 military vehicle. In vicinity of Ajdabiya: 4 tanks, 5 military vehicles. In vicinity of Brega: 2 tanks, 1 multiple rocket launcher. In vicinity of Mizdah: 5 ammunition storage bunkers. In vicinity of Sirte: 4 military trucks.

**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.
40 vessels were hailed on 21 April to determine destination and cargo. 2 boarding and 0 diversions were conducted.
A total of 524 vessels have been hailed and 13 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***: 102 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 21 April: 10 in execution.
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 21 April: 3

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

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