Update: NATO activities in Libya on June 24


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 12484 sorties, including 4703 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 24 JUNE: 137
Strike sorties conducted 24 JUNE: 43

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

Key Hits
24 JUNE: In the vicinity of Brega: 7 Command & Control Nodes, 1 Military Storage Facility, 14 Truck-Mounted Guns, 1 Tank, 2 Armoured Personnel Carriers, 3 Logistic Trucks, 7 Military Shelters. In the vicinity of Gharyan: 1 Early Warning Radar, 1 Truck-Mounted Gun. In the vicinity of Zlitan: 2 Artillery Pieces, 1 Mortar, 1 Truck-Mounted Gun. In the vicinity of Okba: 3 Surface-To-Air Missile Loader Vehicles.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 20 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
5 Vessels were hailed on 24 JUNE to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1508 vessels have been hailed, 119 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***: 409 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 24 JUNE: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 24 JUNE: 3

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

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