Update: NATO activities in Libya on July 20


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 15,904 sorties, including 5,995strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 20 JULY: 122
Strike sorties conducted 20 JULY: 53

Key Hits 19 JULY:

In the vicinity of BregaArmed Vehicles, Rocket Launcher.
In the vicinity of Misrata2 Rocket Launchers, 3 Armed Vehicle.
In the vicinity of Tripoli2 Surface-to-Air-Missile Launcher, 1 Radar.
In the vicinity of Waddan1 Military Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan2 Command and Control Nodes, 4 Military Storage Facilities, 5 Military Facilities,
2 Military Refueling Areas.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
16 Vessels were hailed on 20 JULY to determine destination and cargo. 0 boardings (no denials) was conducted.
A total of 1839 vessels have been hailed, 179 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**: 581 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 20 JULY: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 20 JULY: 9

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

**Some humanitarian movements cover several days.

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