Update: NATO activities in Libya on September 3


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 21,429 sorties, including 8,046 strike sorties*, have been conducted.
Sorties conducted 03 SEPTEMBER: 107
Strike sorties conducted 03 SEPTEMBER: 48

*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 barracks, 1 ammunition storage facility, 1 military police camp, 1 command and control node, 7 surface-to-air missile canisters, 1 surface-to-air missile system, 1 self-propelled artillery piece
in the vicinity of Bani Walid: 1 ammunition storage facility
in the vicinity of Hun: 1 command and control node, 4 anti aircraft guns
in the vicinity of Buwayrat: 1 command and control node, 6 armed vehicles, 2 military barracks, 3 military supply vehicles, 2 engineer support vehicles, 1 multiple rocket launcher.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 15 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
12 Vessels were hailed on 03 SEPTEMBER to determine destination and cargo. 2 boardings ( 0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2475 vessels have been hailed, 256 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** 927: (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 03 SEPTEMBER: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 03 SEPTEMBER: 9

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

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