Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 27


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 4,100 sorties of which 1,699 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 27 April: 119
Strike sorties conducted 27 April: 41

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

Key Targets and Engagements**

27 April: in the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Communications facility; 2 vehicle storage buildings; 1 surface-to-air missile storage facility. In the vicinity of Misurata: 2 rocket launchers; 2 artillery vehicles; 1 armoured personnel carrier. In the vicinity of Mizdah: 7 ammunition storage bunkers. In the vicinity of Sirte: 12 ammunition storage 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.
20 Vessels were hailed on 27 April to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no diversion) were conducted.
A total of 682 vessels have been hailed, 20 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***: 136 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 27 April: 0 executed and 7 in execution.
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 27 April: 1

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

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