Update: NATO activities in Libya on July 26


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 16689 sorties, including 6,285 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 26 JULY: 134
Strike sorties conducted 26 JULY: 46

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

Key Hits 26 JULY
In the vicinity of Brega: 5 Military Vehicles, 1 Tank, 1 Military Facility.
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Military Facility, 4 Anti-Aircraft Systems.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Military Ammo Supply Node, 2 Military Facility, 4 Military Supply Vehicles.
In the vicinity of Misratah: 4 Military Supply Vehicles .

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
12 Vessels were hailed on 26 JULY to determine destination and cargo. 3 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1956 vessels have been hailed, 189 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**: 642 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 26 JULY: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 26 JULY: 9

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

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