Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 1


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 4728 sorties, including 1924 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 01 May:165
Strike sorties conducted 01 May: 60

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

Key Targets and Engagements**
01 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Ammunition Storage. In the vicinity of Mizdah: 3 Ammunition Storages.
In the vicinity of Zintan: 2 Ammunition Storages, 1 Armoured Personnel Carrier, 3 Armoured Fighting Vehicles, 1 Military Truck. In the vicinity of Sirte: 6 Ammunition Storages. In the vicinity of Dahra: 1 Communications Facility. In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Tank, 1 Antiaircraft Gun.

**Key Engagements are not intended to give a complete account of all targets which were engaged.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 19 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
11 Vessels were hailed on 01 May to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no diversion) was conducted.
A total of 751 vessels have been hailed, 25 boardings and 5 diversions have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 152 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 01 May: 1
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 01 May: 0

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

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