Update: NATO activities in Libya on July 4


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, 08.00GMT) a total of 13,873 sorties, including 5,229 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 04 JULY: 145
Strike sorties conducted 04 JULY: 59

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

Key Hits
04 JULY: In Tripoli: 1 Command and Control Center. In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Tank, 1 Artillery piece. In Brega: 1 Military Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Military Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Misurata: 1 Tank. In the vicinity of Nalut: 1 Military Camp. In the vicinity of Zintan: 2 Armed Vehicles, 1 Armoured Fighting Vehicle. In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Armed Vehicle. In the vicinity of Sirt: 2 Armoured Fighting Vehicles.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
14 Vessels were hailed on 04 JULY to determine destination and cargo. 3 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1638 vessels have been hailed, 145 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**: 448 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 04 JULY: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 04 JULY: 3

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

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