Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 31


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 21,090 sorties, including 7, 920 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 31 AUGUST: 110
Strike sorties conducted 31 AUGUST: 34

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

Key Hits 31 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 Command and Control Node, 5 Surface to Air Missile Transloaders, 1 Armed Vehicle, 1 Tank, 4 Surface to Air Missile Launchers, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In the vicinity of Bani Walid: 1 Ammo Storage Facility, 1 Command and Control Node.
In the vicinity of Hun: 1 Radar, 1 Military Support Vehicle.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 15 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
8 Vessels were hailed on 31 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings ( 0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2449 vessels have been hailed, 248 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**: 896 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 31 AUGUST: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 31 AUGUST: 12

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

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