Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 24


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 3,725 sorties and 1,550 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 24 April: 143
Strike sorties conducted 24 April: 62

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
24 April: In Tripoli: 1 communications headquarters. In vicinity of Tripoli: 1 ammunition storage, 1 ammunition bunker. In vicinity of Misurata: 1 tank, 1 ammunition storage. In vicinity of Sirte: 4 ammunition shelters,4 ammunition bunkers. In vicinity of Mizdah: 1 tank, 4 rocket launchers. In vicinity of Zintan: 2 infantry fighting vehicles.

**Key Engagements are not intended to give a complete account of all targets which were engaged.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 19 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
21 vessels were hailed on 24 April to determine destination and cargo. 0 boarding and 0 diversions were conducted.
A total of 610 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***: 121 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 24 April: 4 executed,( 8 in execution)
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 24 April: 2

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

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