Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 22


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 7870 sorties, including 3025 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 22 May: 138
Strike sorties conducted 22 May: 50

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

Key Hits
22 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Command & Control Node. In the vicinity of Al Khums: 1 Missile Support Facility. In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Command & Control Node.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 21 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
16 Vessels were hailed on 22 May to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no diversion) was conducted.
A total of 1018 vessels have been hailed. 48 boardings and 7 diversions have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 248 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 22 May: 4
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 22 May: 4

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

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