Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 25


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 20,395 sorties, including 7, 681 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 25 AUGUST: 133
Strike sorties conducted 25 AUGUST: 46

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

Key Hits 25 AUGUST:
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Command and Control Node, 1 Surface to Air Missile Transloader, 1 Surface to Air Missile Launcher.
In the vicinity of Sirte: 29 Armed Vehicles, 1 Command and Control Node.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 16 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
25 Vessels were hailed on 25 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 0 boarding’s ( 0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2351 vessels have been hailed, 238 boarding’s 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**: 840 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 25 AUGUST: 3
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 25 AUGUST: 9

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

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