Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 28


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 20,751 sorties, including 7, 806 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 28 AUGUST: 118
Strike sorties conducted 28 AUGUST: 38

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

Key Hits 28 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Waddan: 2 Armed Vehicles, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher, 1 Anti Aircraft Gun.
In the vicinity of Sirte: 4 Radars, 20 Surface to Air Missile Canisters, 3 Military Support Vehicles, 1 Antenna, 2 Surface to Air Missile Systems.
In the vicinity of Ras Lanuf: 5 Multiple Rocket Launchers, 1 Artillery Piece, 1 Armed Vehicle.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 15 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
16 Vessels were hailed on 28 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 4 boardings ( 0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2414 vessels have been hailed, 244 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**: 864 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 28 AUGUST: 5
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 28 AUGUST: 5

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

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