Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 30


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 9036 sorties, including 3443 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 30 May: 158
Strike sorties conducted 30 May: 58

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

Key Hits
30 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Vehicle Storage Facility, 2 Surface-To-Air Missile Launchers, 1 Target Acquisition Radar. In the vicinity of Mizdah: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Command & Control Node, 3 Truck-Mounted Guns, 3 Tanks, 3 Heavy Equipment Transports, 1 Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher. In the vicinity of Hun: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher, 2 Target Acquisition Radars. In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Artillery Piece. In the vicinity of Ras Lanuf: 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 30 May to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no denial) was conducted.
A total of 1104 vessels have been hailed. 61 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***: 292 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 30 May: 5
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 30 May: 2

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

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