Update: NATO activities in Libya on September 18


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 23,157 sorties, including 8,687 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 18 SEPTEMBER: 113
Strike sorties conducted 18 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: 1 Military Facility, 1 Command and Control Node, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher, 4 Air Missile Systems.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Tank, 4 Multiple Rocket Launchers, 2 Armed Vehicles, 6 Anti Aircraft Guns.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 14 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
31 Vessels were hailed on 18 SEPTEMBER to determine destination and cargo. 1 boardings (0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2716 vessels have been hailed, 288 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**1286: (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 18 SEPTEMBER: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 18 SEPTEMBER: 5

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

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