Update: NATO activities in Libya on July 8


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 14,421 sorties, including 5,437 strike sorties*,have been conducted.
Sorties conducted 08 JULY: 140
Strike sorties conducted 08JULY:49

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

Key Hits 08 JULY:
In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Tank.
In the vicinity of Misrata: 1Artillery Piece, 1Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Military Storage Facilities, 2 Surface-to-Air-Missile Launchers, 1 Radar, 4 Command and Control Buildings.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1Military Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Yafran: 4Armed Vehicles.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Tank.
In the vicinity of Zintan: 1Command and Control Facility.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
7 Vessels were hailed on 08 JULY to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (nodenials) were conducted.
A total of 1686 vessels have been hailed, 158 boardingsand 9 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements**: 479 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 08 JULY: 0
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 08 JULY: 7

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

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