Update: NATO activities in Libya on September 17


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 23,044 sorties, including 8,645 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 17 SEPTEMBER: 106
Strike sorties conducted 17 SEPTEMBER: 42

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

In the vicinity of Sirte: 2 Command and Control Nodes, 4 Multiple Rocket Launchers, 1 Armed Vehicle, 4 Surface to Air Missile Systems.
In the vicinity of Hun: 9 Anti Aircraft Guns.
In the vicinity of Al Jufra: 1 Command and Control Node, 1 Vehicle Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Sheba: 1 Armed Vehicle, 1 Armoured Vehicle, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 14 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
16 Vessels were hailed on 17 SEPTEMBER to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings (0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2685 vessels have been hailed, 287 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**1280: (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 17 SEPTEMBER: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 17 SEPTEMBER: 31

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

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