Update: NATO activities in Libya on July 9


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 14,533 sorties, including 5,485 strike sorties*, have been conducted.
Sorties conducted 09 JULY: 112
Strike sorties conducted 09 JULY:48

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

Key Hits 09 JULY:
In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Armed Vehicle, 1 Tank.
In the vicinity of Misrata: 1 Armoured Fighting Vehicle, 4 Armed Vehicles, 1 Missile Site, 4 Artillery Pieces, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Military Storage Facilities, 5 Surface-to-Air-Missile Launchers.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Military Storage Facility, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In the vicinity of Gharyan-Yafran: 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher, 1 Tank.
In the vicinity of Ras Lanuf: 1 Artillery Piece.
In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 Artillery Piece.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
11 Vessels were hailed on 09 JULY to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1697 vessels have been hailed, 159 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**: 479 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 09 JULY: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 09 JULY: 4

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

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