Update: NATO activities in Libya on October 18


From NATO:  Over the past 24 hours, NATO has conducted the following activities associated with Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR

Air Operations 

Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR air assets continue monitoring missions over Libya. 

Since the beginning of the NATO operation (31 March 2011, 06.00GMT) a total of 26,022 sorties, including 9,602 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 18 OCTOBER: 61
Strike sorties conducted 18 OCTOBER: 18
*Strike sorties are intended to identify and engage appropriate targets, but do not necessarily deploy munitions each time.
Key Hits 18 OCTOBER: Nil.
Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 12 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
8 Vessels were hailed on 18 OCTOBER to determine destination and cargo. 0 boardings (0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 3078 vessels have been hailed, 296 boardings and 11 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.
International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements**2089: (air, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 18 OCTOBER: 0
Aircraft delivering Humanitarian Assistance 18 OCTOBER: 46
**Some humanitarian movements cover several days.   (graphic: NATO)

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