Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 23


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 3,582 sorties and 1,488 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 23 April:144
Strike sorties conducted 23 April:56

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
23 April: In Tripoli: 1 surface-to-air-site. In vicinity of Misurata: 1 tank, 1 command and control bunker, 1 semi truck, 3 heavy equipment transporters, 4 multiple rocket launchers, 2 vehicle storage buildings, 1 antenna, 3 artillery rocket launchers.. In vicinity of Sirte:1 bunker, 1 tank, 1 armoured vehicle, 3 other vehicles.

**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.
18 vessels were hailed on 23 April to determine destination and cargo. 0 boarding and 0 diversions were conducted. A total of 589 vessels have been hailed, 14 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***: 116 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 23 April: 0 completed, 10 in execution.
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 23 April: 3

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

Image: NATO%20Unified%20Protector%20AOR%20map.jpg