Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 26


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 3,981 sorties of which 1,658 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 26 April: 123
Strike sorties conducted 26 April: 52

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
26 April: In vicinity of Misurata: 6 military vehicles, 7 technical vehicles and 1 surface-to-air missile launcher. In the vicinity of Al-Khums: 4 Tanks; 2 Heavy Equipment Transporter trucks. In the vicinity of Brega: 1 rocket launchers; 3 military vehicles. In the vicinity of Mizdah: 8 ammunition bunkers.

**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.
22 Vessels were hailed on 26 April to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no diversion) were conducted.
A total of 662 vessels have been hailed, 18 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***: 133 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 26 April: 2 executed and 4 in execution.
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 26 April: 2

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

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