Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 19


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 19,646 sorties, including 7, 423 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 19 AUGUST: 130
Strike sorties conducted 19 AUGUST: 26

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

Key Hits 19 AUGUST:
In the vicinity of Az Zawiyah: 1 Artillery Piece.
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 9 Military Facility, 3 Radars, 1 Radar Guided Anti Aircraft Weapon System, 1Tank.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Military Logistic Vehicle, 1 Tank.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 15 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
15 Vessels were hailed on 19 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 2 boarding’s (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 2258 vessels have been hailed, 227 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**: 813 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 18 AUGUST: 3
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 18 AUGUST: 4

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

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