Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 6


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 5510 sorties, including 2204 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 06 May: 149
Strike sorties conducted 06 May: 56

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

Key Targets Hit
06 May: In the vicinity of Zintan: 3 Tanks. In the vicinity of Tripoli: 8 Ammunition Storages. In the vicinity of Mizdah: 4 Ammunition Storages. In the vicinity of Misurata: 1 Self-Propelled Artillery Piece, 1 Heavy Equipment Transport, 8 Military Trucks, 1 Building hosting snipers. In the vicinity of Sirte: 8 Ammunition Storages, 1 Command & Control Facility. In the vicinity of Ras Lanuf: 1 Command & Control Facility. In the vicinity of Brega: 4 Tanks, 5 Rocket Launchers.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 20 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
12 Vessels were hailed on 06 May to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (no diversion) was conducted.
A total of 836 vessels have been hailed, 32 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***: 164 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 06 May: 3
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 06 May: 0

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

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