Update: NATO activities in Libya on June 18


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 11644 sorties, including 4409 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 18 JUNE: 118
Strike sorties conducted 18 JUNE: 52

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

Key Hits
18 JUNE: In Tripoli: 1 Surface-To-Air Missile Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Command & Control Facility, 2 Military Vehicle Storage Facilities, 1 Rocket Launcher, 4 Artillery Pieces, 2 Surface-To-Air Missile Launchers. In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher, 2 Artillery Pieces, 1 Checkpoint, 1 Command & Control Node. In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Anti-Aircraft Gun.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 20 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
15 Vessels were hailed on 18 JUNE to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1429 vessels have been hailed, 102 boardings and 8 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 376 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 18 JUNE: 4
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 18 JUNE: 3

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

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