Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 28


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 4242 sorties, including 1766 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 28 April: 142
Strike sorties conducted 28 April: 67

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
28 April: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 command and control building. 1 helicopter maintenance area, 7 ammunition storage bunkers, 5 infantry fighting vehicles. In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 ammunition storage facility. In the vicinity of Brega: 1  command and control building.

**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.
24 Vessels were hailed on 28 April to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no diversion) was conducted.
A total of 706 vessels have been hailed, 21 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***: 140 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 28 April: 0 and 8 in execution
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 28 April: 4

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

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