Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 6


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 18,039 sorties, including 6,833 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 6 AUGUST: 115
Strike sorties conducted 6 AUGUST: 45

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

Key Hits 6 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Brega: 2 Multiple Rocket Launcher Systems
In the vicinity east of Tripoli: 1 Surface to Air System, 2 Anti Aircraft Guns, 6 Military Supply Vehicles, 1 Military Vehicle.
In the vicinity of Bir Al Ghanam: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 1 Command and Control Node, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher System, 1 Military vehicle.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Command and Control Node, 1 Military Facility, 1 Tank.
In the vicinity of Tiji: 1 Military Facility, 1 Command and Control Node, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher Storage.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
8 Vessels were hailed on 6 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 1 boardings (no denials) was conducted.
A total of 2096 vessels have been hailed, 212 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**: 743 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 6 AUGUST: 0
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 6 AUGUST: 9

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

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