Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 20


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 7585 sorties, including 2926 strike sorties*have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 20 May: 157
Strike sorties conducted 20 May: 58

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

Key Hits
20 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Command & Control Node, 1 Armoured Vehicle Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Sebha: 1 Command & Control Node. In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 3 Surface-To-Air Missile Launchers. In the vicinity of Zintan: 3 Rocket Launchers.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 21 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
10 Vessels were hailed on 20 May to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no diversions) was conducted.
A total of 992 vessels have been hailed,47 boardingsand 7diversions have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 237 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 20 May: 2
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 20 May: 1

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

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