Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 31


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 9183 sorties, including 3489 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 31 May: 147
Strike sorties conducted 31 May: 46

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

Key Hits
31 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Vehicle Storage Facility, 3 Surface-To-Air Missile Launchers. In the vicinity of Mizdah: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Tank, 3 Truck-Mounted Guns. In the vicinity of Hun: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 1 Truck-Mounted Gun. In the vicinity of Az Zawiyah: 1 Tank Storage and Maintenance Facility. In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Truck-Mounted Gun, 1 Rocket Launcher.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 19 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
15 Vessels were hailed on 31 May to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1119 vessels have been hailed. 63 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***: 298 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 31 May: 5
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 31 May: 1

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

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