Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 25


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 3,858 sorties and 1,606 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 25 April: 133
Strike sorties conducted 25 April: 56

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
25 April: In vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Tank; 3 surface-to-air missile launchers; 3 infantry fighting vehicles; 1 rocket launcher; 1 vehicle depot:. In vicinity of Misurata: 1 surface-to-air missile training facility. In vicinity of Sirte: 3 ammunition depots. In the vicinity of Al-Khums: 2 Tanks; 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.
30 Vessels were hailed on 25 April to determine destination and cargo. 3 boardings (no diversion) were conducted.
A total of 640 vessels have been hailed, 17 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***: 128 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 25 April: 2 executed and 6 in execution.
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 25 April: 5

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

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