Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 14


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 6661 sorties, including 2608 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 14 May: 136
Strike sorties conducted 14 May: 52

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

Key Hits
14 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, 1 Armoured Vehicle Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Misratah: 2 Rocket Launchers. In the vicinity of Al Qaryat: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Zintan: 2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 20 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
8 Vessels were hailed on 14 May to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no diversions) were conducted.
A total of 928 vessels have been hailed, 39 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***: 202 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 14 May: 5
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 14 May: 3

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

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