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15 Sep 91:  CENTAF/DOSE was notified that United Nations Special Commission
(UNSCOM) missions 15 and 16 would not be using AF EOD support due to the
large number of American inspectors already on the teams.  UNSCOM 16 was the
nuclear inspection that got detained in a parking 16t for a week.  CENTAF
was further tasked to provide two personnel for UNSCOM 18 (Ballistic Missile
Supergun) and four personnel for UNSCOM 17 (Chemical Weapons).

23 Sep 91:  SMSgt Partee and Ssgt Hague departed Al Kharj for Dhahran to pick
up equipment and make final arrangements. for UNSCOM 18.

24 Sep 91:  Team arrived in Bahrain, checked in at the Holiday Inn, and met
with Mr. Livingston from UNSCOM Operations.  Mr. Livingston told us that our
chief inspector would be Col. Englund from the On-Site Inspection Agency
(OSTA) and would be arriving later in the afternoon.  Team met at 1900 and
was briefed on mission objective and training requirements.  Initially this
team was tasked to inspect the Supergun.  But with the approval of the use
U.N. helopcopters  in Iraq, we were additionally assigned ballistic missile
inspections in the Western Zone.  The team was composed of two USAF EOD, tw
Syrian interpreters, seven missile experts from the US, Germany, and the 
Soviet Union, one French weapons expert, two British gun experts, two
American cameramen and two New Zealand doctors.

25-30 Sep 91:  Conducted team training and mission preparation.  The
mission waa delayed two days to work out last minute details for UN
helicopter support.

1 Oct 91:  Team departed Bahrain for Iraq by German Air Force C-160 aircraft
Flight took about 2 1/2 hours and landed at Habbanyia Air Base,  On approach
to the airfield, we could see that it was hit pretty hard during the war.
runways were damaged but most aircraft shelters and buildings were.  Habbanyia
is located about 2 1/2 hours west of Baghdad and was used because Saddam
International is still closed due to the war.  Once on the ground, the team
went to the terminal and were issued entry visas.  Team was met by Mr Huss
from the Iraqi State department and he was briefed by Col. Englund on our
mission.  Once processed in, we departed for the munitions storage area at
Habbanyia.  Team was looking for any ballistic missiles with a range in exc
of 150 km.  We found a combined total of 20 SA-2 and SA-4 missiles along with
several booster sections, none of which fall under the UN resolutions.  Many
aircraft shelters were hit and damaged but not totally destroyed.
Approximately 15 of the shelters were cleaned up and MIG-21 and MIG-23
aircraft were parked in them.  The base is heavily defended with anti-aircraft
weapons and radar systems.  At 1400, team departed for Baghdad and checked in
the Palestine Hotel.

2 Oct 91:  Team inspected Al Dujyal storage site located south of Baghad,.
contrained about 100100 IRFNA and Tonka fuel tanks used for fueling SCUD missiles.
Iraqi personnel were previously tasked to with destroying all IRFNA and Tonka
(Kerosene) fuel tanks at this site to comply wth UN resolutions.  The Iraqi
chose to SMUD the tanks and vent them on site.  During our UNSCOM 13 visit
there were red clouds of IRFNA leaking out of most of the tanks.  During our
next visit, about two weeks later, the tanks were no longer leaking but the
fumes from the ground were still very strong.  EOD team members masked up
inspected all of the tanks to make sure they were empty and made an accurate
count of the tanks present.

	Team then departed for Al Abatchi storage site for inspection of 
about 80 more IRFNA tanks.  Again, we found small arms holes in the tanks
the filling cans removed.  Apparently they are not concerned about environ
mental protection.
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