Update: NATO activities in Libya on June 21


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 12070 sorties, including 4569 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 21 JUNE: 140
Strike sorties conducted 21 JUNE: 48

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

Key Hits
21 JUNE: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 3 Surface-To-Air Missile Launchers, 1 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun. In the vicinity of Nalut: 5 Truck-Mounted Guns, 1 Armoured Personnel Carrier, 2 Anti-Aircraft Guns. In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Truck-Mounted Gun, 1 Military Camp comprising 6 Truck-Mounted Guns, 2 Military Trucks and 12 Shelters. In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 Rocket Launcher, 2 Anti-Aircraft Guns, 3 Surface-To-Air Missile Loader Vehicles.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 20 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
20 Vessels were hailed on 21 JUNE to determine destination and cargo. 3 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1472 vessels have been hailed, 109 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***: 391 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 21 JUNE: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 21 JUNE: 4

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

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