Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 3


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 17,691 sorties, including 6,701 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 03 AUGUST: 125
Strike sorties conducted 03 AUGUST: 53

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

Key Hits 03 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Bir Al Ghanam: 2 Armed Vehicles.
In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Military Facilities, 1 Multiple Rocket Launch System, 1 Mortar, 1 Anti Aircraft Artillery, 1 Surface to Air Missile.
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Military Facilities, 2 Radars, 1 Anti Aircraft System.
In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 Military Facility, 1 Command and Control Node.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 3 Command and Control Node, 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 2 Military Facility.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
13 Vessels were hailed on 03 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 2066 vessels have been hailed, 206 boardings and 9 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements**: 722 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 03 AUGUST: 3
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 03 AUGUST: 7

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

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