Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 30


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 20,980 sorties, including 7, 886 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 30 AUGUST: 109
Strike sorties conducted 30 AUGUST: 38

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

Key Hits 30 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 Command and Control Facility, 3 Tanks, 12 Armed Vehicles, 1 Military Facility, 1 Command Post, 1 Radar.
In the vicinity of Bani Walid: 1 Military Ammo Storage Facility, 1 Military Tank/Multiple Rocket Launcher Storage Facility, 1 Military Facility, 3 Surface to Surface Missile Launchers.
In the vicinity of Hun: 4 Anti Aircraft Weapon Systems, 1 Anti Aircraft Artillery, 1 Radar, 2 Tanks, 2 Multiple Rocket Launchers, 1 Artillery Piece.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 15 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
15 Vessels were hailed on 30 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 0 boardings ( 0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2441 vessels have been hailed, 246 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**: 884 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 30 AUGUST: 3
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 30 AUGUST: 11

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

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