Update: NATO activities in Libya on August 9


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 18,399 sorties, including 6,991 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 09 AUGUST: 120
Strike sorties conducted 09 AUGUST: 45

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

Key Hits 09 AUGUST
In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Military Facility, 1 Tanks, 4 Armed Vehicles, 3 Multiple Rocket Launchers.
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 9 Anti Aircraft Systems, 8 Surface to Air Missile Systems.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Command and Control Node.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
15 Vessels were hailed on 09 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. 1 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 2124 vessels have been hailed, 215 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**: 756 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 09 AUGUST: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 09 AUGUST: 4

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

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