Update: NATO activities in Libya on September 10


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, 06.00GMT) a total of 22,228 sorties, including 8,346 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 10 SEPTEMBER: 112
Strike sorties conducted 10 SEPTEMBER: 50

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

In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 set of surface to air missile canisters, 2 tanks, 2 armed vehicles.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 3 anti-aircraft guns, 5 surface to air missile canisters.
In the vicinity of Sebha: 1 staging area.
In the vicintyof BaniWalid: 1 tank, 2 armed vehicles, 1 multiple rocket launcher.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 14 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
13 Vessels were hailed on 10 SEPTEMBER to determine destination and cargo. 3 boardings (0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2564 vessels have been hailed, 270 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**1023: (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 10 SEPTEMBER: 3
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 10 SEPTEMBER: 9

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

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