Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 13


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, 06.00GMT) a total of 18,884 sorties, including 7,174 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 13 AUGUST: 110
Strike sorties conducted 13 AUGUST: 47

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

Key Hits 13 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Brega: 7 Military Vehicles, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Military Vehicle.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 2 Military Vehicles
In the vicinity of Bir Al Ghanam: 1 Military Vehicle
In the vicinity of Misratah: 4 Anti-Aircraft Guns.
In the vicinity of Zawiyah: 2 Tanks.
In the vicinity of Tawurgah: 2 Military Vehicles, 1 Anti-Aircraft Guns.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
17 Vessels were hailed on 13 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. No boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 2173 vessels have been hailed, 217 boardings and 9 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements**: 773 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 13 AUGUST: 0
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 13 AUGUST: 0

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

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