Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 22


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 19,994 sorties, including 7,541 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 22 AUGUST: 117
Strike sorties conducted 22 AUGUST: 36

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

Key Hits 22 AUGUST:
In the vicinity of Brega: 2 Multiple Rocket Launcher.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 15 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
11 Vessels were hailed on 22 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 6 boardings ( 0 denials) were conducted.
A total of 2301 vessels have been hailed, 236 boardings 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**: 826 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 22 AUGUST: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 22 AUGUST: 2

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

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