Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 10


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 6091 sorties, including 2414 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 10 May: 123
Strike sorties conducted 10 May: 42

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

Key Targets Hit:
10 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 6 Vehicle Storages, 3 Ammunition Storages, 1 Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher, 1 Self-Propelled Anti Aircraft Gun. In the vicinity of Mizdah: 1 Ammunition Storage. In the vicinity of Qaryat: 3 Ammunition Storages.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 20 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
5 Vessels were hailed on 10 May to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no diversions) was conducted.
A total of 889 vessels have been hailed, 37 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***: 172 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 10 May: 0
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 10 May: 2

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

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