Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 25


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 8304 sorties, including
3175 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 25 May: 136
Strike sorties conducted 25 May: 42

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

Key Hits
25 May: In Tripoli: 1 Military Vehicle Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Nalut: 1 Armoured Vehicle Storage
and Maintenance Area, 1 Helicopter. In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 1 Command &
Control Node, 1 Military Vehicle. In the vicinity of Mizdah: 1 Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 21 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
11 Vessels were hailed on 25 May to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no diversions) were
A total of 1050 vessels have been hailed. 53 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***: 260 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 25 May: 1
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 25 May: 1

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

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