Update: NATO activities in Libya on July 1


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, 08.00GMT) a total of 13,460 sorties, including 5,047 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 01 JULY: 136
Strike sorties conducted 01 JULY: 42

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

Key Hits
01 JULY: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Military facility, 3 Radars, 2 Anti-Aircraft Guns, 1 Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher, 4 Tanks, 1 Command and Control Vehicle. In the vicinity of Gharyan: 2 Tanks. In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Military Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Bir Al Ghanam: 2 Armed Vehicles.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
17 Vessels were hailed on 01 JULY to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1593 vessels have been hailed, 137 boardings and 8 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements**: 435 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 01 JULY: 3
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 01 JULY: 4

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

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