Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 15


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 19,011 sorties, including 7, 223 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 15 AUGUST: 127
Strike sorties conducted 15 AUGUST: 49

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

Key Hits 15 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Al Zawiaya: 3 Tanks, 1 Armed Vehicle, 1 Military Vehicle.
In the vicinity of Al Khums: 1 Military Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Brega: 4 Multiple Rocket Launchers.
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Surface to Air Missile Trans/Loader Vehicle, 2 Surface to Air Missile Systems, 1 Radar, 2 Tanks.
In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Ammo Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Military Facility, 2 Multiple Rocket Launchers.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 16 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
19 Vessels were hailed on 15 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 2 boarding’s (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 2207 vessels have been hailed, 221 boarding’s 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**: 780 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 15 AUGUST: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 15 AUGUST: 3

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

Image: NATO%20Unified%20Protector%20AOR%20map.jpg