Update: NATO activities in Libya on July 27


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 16,822 sorties, including 6,339 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 27 JULY: 133
Strike sorties conducted 27 JULY: 54

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

Key Hits 27 JULY
In the vicinity of Brega: 3 Armed Military Vehicles, 2 Military Facility. 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Surface to Air Missile Launcher, 1 Surface to Air / Surface to Surface Missile Launcher, 3 Fire Control Radar.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Military Facility, 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 2 Military Supply Vehicles.
In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 Self-Propelled Artillery Piece, 1 Anti-aircraft gun.
In the vicinity of Nalut: 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
17 Vessels were hailed on 27 JULY to determine destination and cargo. 3 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1973 vessels have been hailed, 192 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**: 655 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 27 JULY: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 27 JULY: 12

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

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