Update: NATO activities in Libya on September 8


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 22,006 sorties, including 8,256 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 08 SEPTEMBER: 113
Strike sorties conducted 08 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: 2 Armed Vehicles, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 9 Anti Aircraft Guns, 3 Radars Systems.
In the vicinity of Sebha: 1 Military Vehicle Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Bani Walid: 1 Surface to Surface Missile Storage Facility.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 14 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
18 Vessels were hailed on 08 SEPTEMBER to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2539 vessels have been hailed, 263 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**1000: (air, ground, maritime).
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 08 SEPTEMBER: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 08 SEPTEMBER: 14

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

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