Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 22


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 3,438 sorties and 1,432 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 22 April:138
Strike sorties conducted 22 April:59

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
22 April: In Tripoli: 2 command and control bunkers. In vicinity of Misurata:3 tanks, 1 bunker, 1 early warning radar, 1 surface to air radar. In vicinity of Zintan: 2 tanks, 2 bunkers, buildings In vicinity of Mizdah: 3 ammunition storage bunkers. In vicinity of Ras Lanuf: 1 tank, 1 armoured vehicle.

**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.
47 vessels were hailed on 22 April to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding and 0 diversions were conducted.
A total of 571 vessels have been hailed, 14 boarded and 5 diverted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO

Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 110 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 22 April: 1 executed, 10 in execution.
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 22 April: 4

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

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