Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 27


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 20,633 sorties, including 7,768 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 27 AUGUST: 115
Strike sorties conducted 27 AUGUST: 36

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

Key Hits 27 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Tripoli:1 Surface to Surface Missile Launcher
In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 Surface to Surface Supply Vehicle
In the vicinity of BaniWalid: 1 Military Supply Storage
In the vicinity of Al Aziziyah: 1 Surface to Air Missile Facility

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 16 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
22 Vessels were hailed on 27 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 1 boardings (0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2.398 vessels have been hailed, 240 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**:  854 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 27 AUGUST: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 27 AUGUST: 4

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

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