Update: NATO activities in Libya on July 18


 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 15,669 sorties, including 5,902 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 18 JULY: 129
Strike sorties conducted 18 JULY: 44

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

Key Hits 18 JULY:
In the vicinity of BregaArmed Vehicles, Armoured Fighting Vehicles.
In the vicinity of TripoliArtillery Piece, 1 Radar, 1 Surface-to-Air-Missile Launcher,
1 Command and Control Vehicle, 1 Command and Control Node.
In the vicinity of Misrata: 6 Artillery Pieces.
In the vicinity of Waddan1 Military Storage Facility.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
11 Vessels were hailed on 18 JULY to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no denials) was conducted.
A total of 1813 vessels have been hailed, 176 boardings and denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements**: 562 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 18 JULY: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 18 JULY: 4

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

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