Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 4


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 5207 sorties, including 2091 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 04 May:160
Strike sorties conducted 04 May: 49

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

Key Targets hit
04 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Ammunition Storages, 1 Bunker and 1 Surface to Air location. In the vicinity of Misurata: 1 Pick-up truck, 3 Tanks, 2 Mobile Rocket Launcher, 3 Armoured Vehicles. In the vicinity of Ajdabiya 1 Mobile Rocket Launcher.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 20 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
11 Vessels were hailed on 04 May to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no diversion) was conducted.
A total of 801 vessels have been hailed,30 boardings and 5 diversions have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 158 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 04 May: 3
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 04 May: 0

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

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