Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 23


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 20,121 sorties, including 7, 587 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 23 AUGUST: 127
Strike sorties conducted 23 AUGUST: 46

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

Key Hits 23 AUGUST

In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Armoured Fighting Vehicles, 2 Military Heavy Equipment Truck, 3 Surface to Air Missile System, 1 Radar.
In the vicinity of Ras Lanuf: 3 Armed Vehicles, 3 Multiple Rocket Launchers.
In the vicinity of Zuwarah: 2 Tanks, 3 Armed Vehicles, 2 Military Trucks, 1 Military Facility.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 15 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
12 Vessels were hailed on 23 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 0 boarding’s ( 0 denials) were conducted.
A total of 2313 vessels have been hailed, 236 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**:  826 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 23 AUGUST: 0
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 23 AUGUST: 0

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

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