Update: NATO activities in Libya on September 20


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 23,350 sorties, including 8,751 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 20 SEPTEMBER: 102
Strike sorties conducted 20 SEPTEMBER: 32

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

In the vicinity of Sirte: 2 Military Ammunition/Storage Facilities, 1 Command and Control Node, 1 Military Vehicle
Storage Facility, 6 Air Missile Systems, 1 Tank.
In the vicinity of Waddan/Hun: 1 Military Vehicle Storage Facility, 4 Anti Aircraft Guns, 1 Armed Vehicle.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 14 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
13 Vessels were hailed on 20 SEPTEMBER to determine destination and cargo. 0 boardings (0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2748 vessels have been hailed, 290 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**1342: (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 20 SEPTEMBER: 0
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 20 SEPTEMBER: 33

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

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