Update: NATO activities in Libya on May 9


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 5968 sorties, including 2372 strike sorties* have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 09 May: 146
Strike sorties conducted 09 May: 46

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

Key Hits
09 May: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 3 Command & Control Facilities. In the vicinity of Mizdah: 15 Ammunition Storages. In the vicinity of Misurata: 1 Tank, 1 Command & Control Node. In the vicinity of Sirte: 2 Ammunition Storages. Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 20 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
20 Vessels were hailed on 09 May to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (no diversions) were conducted.
A total of 884 vessels have been hailed, 36 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***: 170 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 09 May: 0
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 09 May: 2

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

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