Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 7


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 18,158 sorties, including 6,892 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 7 AUGUST: 119
Strike sorties conducted 7 AUGUST: 59

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

Key Hits 7 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Military Facility, 2 Tanks, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Anti Aircraft Gun, 1 Military Facility, 1 Surface to Air System, 1 Surface-to- Surface Systems, 1 Surface-to-Air Launcher.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 4 Command and Control Nodes, 1 Military Facility, 1 Weapons Storage, 1 Anti-Tank Weapon, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In the vicinity of Gharyan: 1 Artillery Piece.
In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Military Facility.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
10 Vessels were hailed on 7 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. No boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 2106 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**: 747 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 7 AUGUST: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 7 AUGUST: 2

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

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