Update: NATO activities in Libya on July 23


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 16,281 sorties, including 6,142 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 23 JULY: 125
Strike sorties conducted 23 JULY: 56

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

Key Hits 23 JULY
In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Military Storage Facility, 1 Multiple Rocket-Launcher, 1 Command and Control Node, 1 Armored Vehicle.
In the vicinity of Al Khum: 1 Military Storage Facility
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Command and Control Nodes, 2 Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher, 1 Anti-Aircraft Gun.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Military Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 Artillery Piece.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 4 Military Storage Facilities, 1 Tank.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
24 Vessels were hailed on 23 JULY to determine destination and cargo. 2 boarding (no denials) was conducted.
A total of 1907 vessels have been hailed, 183 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**: 609 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 23 JULY: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 23 JULY: 6

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

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