Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 4


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 17,808 sorties, including 6,745 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 04 AUGUST: 117
Strike sorties conducted 04 AUGUST: 44

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

Key Hits 04 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Bir Al Ghanam: 1 Military Facility.
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Military Facilities.
In the vicinity of Gharyan: 1 Tank, 1 Multiple Rocket System, 1 Military Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan : 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 1 Military Facility, 2 Multiple Rocket Launchers, 1 Surface to Air Missal System .
In the vicinity of Tawurgha: 2 Artillery Pieces.
In the vicinity of Zuwarah: 5 Military Vehicles.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
14 Vessels were hailed on 04 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 2080 vessels have been hailed, 208 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**: 731 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 04 AUGUST: 3
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 04 AUGUST: 6

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

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