Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 7


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 5663 sorties, including 2262 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 07 May: 153
Strike sorties conducted 07 May: 58

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

Key Hits
08 May: In the vicinity of Zintan: 4 Ammunition Storages, 1 Anti-Aircraft Gun. In the vicinity of Ajdabiyah: 2 Tanks. In the vicinity of Misurata: 3 Tanks, 1 Military Vehicle. In the vicinity of Hun (south of Sirte): 12 Ammunition Storages, 20 Vehicle Storages, 8 Headquarters Compound Buildings. In the vicinity of Brega: 8 Military Vehicles.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 20 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
16 Vessels were hailed on 07 May to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no diversion) were conducted.
A total of 852 vessels have been hailed, 34 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 07 May: 0
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 07 May: 0

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

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