Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 24


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 20,262 sorties, including 7, 635 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 24 AUGUST: 141
Strike sorties conducted 24 AUGUST: 48

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

Key Hits 24 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Military Storage Facility, 1 Military Heavy Equipment Truck, 2 Anti Aircraft Gun, 1 Surface to Air Missile Support Vehicle, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher, 1 Radar.
In the vicinity of Sirte: Surface to Surface Missile Support Vehicles.
In the vicinity of Okba: 1 Surface to Air Missile.
In the vicinity of Bani Walid: Anti Tank Rifle.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 16 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
13 Vessels were hailed on 24 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings ( 1 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2326 vessels have been hailed, 238 boardings and 11 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements**: 828 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 24 AUGUST: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 24 AUGUST: 1

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

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