martedì 14 giugno 2011

Aggiornamento della missione sulla NATO

14 June. Allied Joint Force Command NAPLES, SHAPE, NATO HQ
NATO took control of all military operations for Libya under United Nations Security Council Resolutions 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:
Air Operations
Since the beginning of the NATO operation (31 March 2011, 08.00GMT) a total of 10971 sorties, including 4164 strike sorties*, have been conducted.
Sorties conducted 13 JUNE: 149
Strike sorties conducted 13 JUNE: 62

*Strike sorties are intended to identify and engage appropriate targets, but do not necessarily deploy munitions each time.
Key Hits
13 JUNE: In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher and Detection Radar. In the vicinity of Waddan: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Command & Control Facility, 1 Towed Artillery Piece, 3 Truck-Mounted Guns, 2 Military Trucks, 1 Shelter. In the vicinity of Zlitan: 1 Armoured Vehicle Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Sirte: 1 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Piece.

Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 19 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
22 Vessels were hailed on 13 JUNE to determine destination and cargo. 4 boardings (no denials) were conducted.
A total of 1330 vessels have been hailed, 93 boardings and 8 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.
International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements***: 352 (air, ground, maritime)
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 13 JUNE: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 13 JUNE: 0
***Some humanitarian movements cover several days.
Command and Control
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.

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