8 August. Allied Joint Force Command NAPLES, SHAPE, NATO HQ
(more information: www.jfcnaples.nato.int)
NATO took control of all military operations for Libya under United Nations Security Council
1970 & 1973 on 31 March 2011. The aim of Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR is to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under attack or threat of attack.
The mission consists of three elements: an arms embargo, a no-fly-zone and actions to protect civilians from attack or the threat of attack.
Over the past 24 hours, NATO has conducted the following activities associated with Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR:
Since the beginning of the NATO operation (31 March 2011, 06.00GMT) a total of 18,158 sorties, including 6,892 strike sorties*, have been conducted.
Sorties conducted 7 AUGUST: 119
Strike sorties conducted 7 AUGUST: 59
*Strike sorties are intended to identify and engage appropriate targets, but do not necessarily deploy munitions each time.
Key Hits 7 AUGUST:
In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Military Facility, 2 Tanks, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher
In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Anti Aircraft Gun, 1 Military Facility, 1 Surface to Air System, 1 Surface-to-Surface Systems, 1 Surface-to-Air Launcher.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Zlitan: 4 Command and Control Nodes, 1 Military Facility, 1 Weapons Storage, 1 Anti-Tank
Weapon, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In the vicinity of Gharyan: 1 Artillery Piece.
In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Military Facility.
Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 17 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
10 Vessels were hailed on 7 AUGUST to determine destination and cargo. No boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 2106 vessels have been hailed, 212 boardings and 9 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.
International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements**: 747 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 7 AUGUST: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 7 AUGUST: 2
**Some humanitarian movements cover several days.
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NATO’s operational commander for Operation Unified Protector is Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard of the Canadian Air Force. His office and staff is located at the Allied Joint Force Command Naples.