Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 29


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 8878 sorties, including 3385 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 29 May: 149
Strike sorties conducted 29 May: 58
*Strike sorties are intended to identify and engage appropriate targets, but do not necessarily deploy munitions each time.

Key Hits
29 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Command & Control Node, 2 Surface-To-Air Missile Launchers. In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 2 Self-Propelled Artillery Pieces. In the vicinity of Mizdah: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 1 Command & Control Node. In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Rocket Launcher, 7 Military Trucks. In the vicinity of Hun: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 Anti-Aircraft Gun. In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Command & Control Node in an Airfield, 1 Ground Vehicle Fuelling Facility, 1 Command & Control Node.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 19 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
11 Vessels were hailed on 29 May to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no denial) was conducted.
A total of 1093 vessels have been hailed. 60 boardings and 7 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 285 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 29 May: 7
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 29 May: 2

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

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