Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 17


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 19,383 sorties, including 7, 349 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 17 AUGUST: 130
Strike sorties conducted 17 AUGUST:50

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

Key Hits 17 AUGUST:
In the vicinity of Brega: 3 Rocket Launcher, 2 Tanks.
In the vicinity of Az Zawiyah: 2 Armed Vehicles, 1 Military Boat.
In the vicinity of Badr: 4 Armed Vehicles.
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Military Facility, 1 Radar, 2 Surface to Air Transloaders, 3 Surface to Air Launchers, 2 Surface to Surface Launchers.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 2 Ammo Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 2 Tanks.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 16 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
12 Vessels were hailed on 17 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 2 boarding’s (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 2232 vessels have been hailed, 224 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**: 794 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 17 AUGUST: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 17 AUGUST: 6

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

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