Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 11


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 6232 sorties, including 2460 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 11 May: 141
Strike sorties conducted 11 May: 46

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

Key Targets Hit
11 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 4 Ammunition Storages, 4 Command & Control Facilities, 2 Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher. In the vicinity of Surman: 4 Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher. In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 20 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
10 Vessels were hailed on 11 May to determine destination and cargo. No boarding nor diversion were conducted.
A total of 899 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***: 175 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 11 May: 0
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 11 May: 3

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

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