Update: NATO activities in Libya on July 31


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 17,329 sorties, including 6,542 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 31 JULY: 126
Strike sorties conducted 31 JULY: 49

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

Key Hits 31 JULY
In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Armed Military Vehicle, 6 Multiple Rocket Launchers.
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Military Facility.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 3 Military Facilities, 2 Command and Control Note, 2 Ammunition Storage Facility,
1 Tank, 1 Anti Aircraft System, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher, 1 Armed Military Vehicle.
In the vicinity of Bir Al Ghanam: 2 Command and Control Facilities, 1 Military Facility, 1 Ammunition Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Misrata: 2 Military Vehicles.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
7 Vessels were hailed on 31 JULY to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no denials) was conducted.
A total of 2025 vessels have been hailed, 200 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**: 696 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 31 JULY: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 31 JULY: 8

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

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