Update: NATO activities in Libya on April 30


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 4536 sorties, including 1864 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 30 April:165
Strike sorties conducted 30 April: 43

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
30 April: In Tripoli area: 1 Command & Control Building, 7 Ammunition Storages. In Zintan area: 2 Ammunition Storage. In Misurata area: 1 Tank. In Sirte area: 1 Tank.

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

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 18 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
14 Vessels were hailed on 30 April to determine destination and cargo. 2 boarding (no diversion) were conducted.
A total of 740 vessels have been hailed, 24 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***: 151 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 30 April: 2
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 30 April: 0

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

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