Update: NATO activities in Libya on June 28


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 13,035 sorties, including 4,908 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 28 JUNE: 148
Strike sorties conducted 28 JUNE: 58

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

Key Hits
28 JUNE: In Brega: 2 Command and Control Nodes, 1 Command and Control Facility, 1 Armored Vehicle, 1 Artillery piece, 12 Armed Vehicles, 5 Armed Pick-Up Trucks, 3 Trucks, 3 Military Hangars.  In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher, 1 Mortar, 1 Armed Vehicle, 1 Command and Control Facility.  In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Anti Aircraft Missile Launcher, 2 Radars.  In Gharyan: 1 Military Compound.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
10 Vessels were hailed on 28 JUNE to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1556 vessels have been hailed, 129 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***: 420 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 28 JUNE: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 28 JUNE: 3

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

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