Update: NATO activities in Libya on September 23


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 23,682 sorties, including 8,865 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 23 SEPTEMBER: 111
Strike sorties conducted 23 SEPTEMBER: 36

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

In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 1 Anti Aircraft Gun, 1 Command and Control Node, 2 Armed Vehicles.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 13 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
11 Vessels were hailed on 23 SEPTEMBER to determine destination and cargo. 0 boardings (0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2792 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**1418: (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 23 SEPTEMBER: 1
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 23 SEPTEMBER: 7

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

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