Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 21


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 19,877 sorties, including 7, 505 strike sorties*, have been conducted.
Sorties conducted 21 AUGUST: 126
Strike sorties conducted 21 AUGUST: 46

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

Key Hits 21 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 3 Command and Control Facilities, 1 Military Facility, 2 Radar, 9 Surface to Air Missile Launchers, 1 Tank, 2 Armed Vehicles.
In the vicinity of Bin Ghashir: 1 Radar.
In the vicinity of Al Aziziyah: 5 Surface to Air Missile Launchers.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 15 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
14 Vessels were hailed on 21 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings ( 0 denials) were conducted.
A total of 2290 vessels have been hailed, 230 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**: 823 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 21 AUGUST: 0
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 21 AUGUST: 5

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

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