Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 20


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 19,751 sorties, including 7, 459 strike sorties*, have been conducted.
Sorties conducted 20 AUGUST: 105
Strike sorties conducted 20 AUGUST: 36

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

Key Hits 20 AUGUST:
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 3 Military Facility, 1 Military Storage Facility, 7 Surface to Air Missile Transloaders, 1 Radar, 1 Surface to Surface Missile, 2 Armed Vehicles, 2 Armoured Fighting Vehicles, 3 Command and Control Node, 2 Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 Command and Control Node.
In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher, 1 Heavy Machine Gun, 1 Military Firing Position.
In the vicinity of Gharyan: 1 Armed Vehicle, 1 Anti Aircraft Gun.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Surface to Air Missile Launcher.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 15 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
18 Vessels were hailed on 20 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (1 denial) was conducted.
A total of 2276 vessels have been hailed, 228 boarding’s and 10 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements**: 818 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 20 AUGUST: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 20- AUGUST: 3

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

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