May 5, 2011 / 3:44 PM / 8 years ago

FACTBOX-Latest military activity in Libya

BRUSSELS, May 5 (Reuters) - Following are the latest available details of military activity in Libya:

* Cash-strapped rebels in eastern Libya won a financial lifeline potentially worth billions of dollars from the United States and other allies on Thursday, as forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi pounded a rebel town in the west.

* Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu clarified remarks attributed to him, saying a Libyan ceasefire plan proposed by Ankara included a seven-day implementation period before a political transition phase could begin.

* NATO air strikes destroyed at least two helicopters near the town of Zintan as government forces transported them on trucks, a rebel spokesman in Zintan told Reuters.

* British Foreign Minister William Hague said military action against Gaddafi should be intensified and the coalition ranged against him is looking at how to increase economic pressure to force him out.

* A ship carrying 1,138 people evacuated from the besieged Libyan city of Misrata, including dozens of wounded, arrived in rebel-held Benghazi early on Thursday, the International Organisation for Migration said.

* The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said he would request arrest warrants over the killing of pro-democracy demonstrators in Libya, and U.N. envoys said one target could be Gaddafi.

* Since NATO took over command of Western air strikes on March 31, its aircraft have conducted 5,207 sorties, including 2,091 strike sorties.

* They conducted 160 sorties on Wednesday, 49 of them strike missions. Strike missions are intended to identify and engage targets but do not always involve the use of munitions.

NATO said targets included:

— Two ammunition stores, one bunker and one surface-to-air location in the vicinity of Tripoli. Britain said a Tornado and a Typhoon aircraft had attacked a pair of surface-to-air missile launchers near Tripoli.

— One pickup truck, three tanks, two mobile rocket launchers and three armoured vehicles in the vicinity of Misrata. Britain said British aircraft had destroyed an armoured personnel carrier and two artillery pieces involved in the bombardment of Misrata on Tuesday.

— One mobile rocket launcher in the vicinity of Ajdabiyah.

— Britain said British aircraft hit two multiple rocket launchers east of Sirte on Tuesday.

* Twenty ships under NATO command are patrolling the central Mediterranean Sea. On Wednesday, 11 vessels were hailed to determine destination and cargo. One was boarded but no vessels were diverted.

* Since the beginning of arms embargo operations, 801 vessels have been hailed, 30 boarded and five diverted.

* NATO said three ships had delivered humanitarian assistance to Libya on Wednesday. (Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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