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Subject: INFORMATION CONCERNING IRAQI OBSTACLES   13 FEB 91              

Box  ID: BX000410

Document Number:         38

Folder Title: TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER LOGS - LUCKY TAC JOURNALS    11-14 FEB 91                            

Folder Seq #:          4

Unit: ARCENT      

Parent Organzation: CENTCOM     



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           EMORANDUM FOR RECORD

      ISUBJICT: Informal@on                     obstaces
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        I- CP@ Watson, LNO team to NAC,   called with an interrogation report of
        3 Ira
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        and have not been interrogated by US Forces.
        2. The EPWs provided sketches of the obstacle   belts between the Saudi-
        Kuwai@Iz. border and their units' main Positions. See Tab A, 8, and G
        for the sk ches.
        3. The fo@lowing information was also Provided by the EPWS:
           - No chemical or magnetic mines are in front of
           -Concertina not electrified
           -Ist row of Is@, minefield (that coalition forces will face) is the
           only row that will have both AP and AT mines
           -All gaps between unit positions are closed with minef;.elds that
           connect the positions
           -Iraqi intelligence is not working well with their Engineers
           -All distances are "pace" distances.
           All mines were laid by hand
           All minefields are well covered by direct fires especially by
           anti-tank fires
           As soon as coalition forces attack and reach Iraqi obstacles, they
        -Vwill use chemical weapons.
           -Chemical weapons will be delivered by artillery, rockets, and
           aircraft.

           -EPWs said that Iraq still has stockpiles of these munitions.
           -The EPWs were told Iraq has nuclear capability.
           -Almost no ADA weapons are left.
                         has suffered 50% losses.

           -Personnel losses are unknown.
           -Morale is low.

           -The soldiers don't believe in this war and want Saddam dead.
           -The Iraqis have a Ground Survelliance Radar, with 30km range,
e of picking up vehicles and dismounted personnel. This is
           located on a gas station on the (phonetic spelling) Selmi Jahar
           road, next to the (phonetic spelling) Mo Sara Kaya chicken farm.
           -Each unit has stored food and water for 30 days.
           Large number of Iraqis are waiting for the ground attack so they
           can desert.
           --Soldiers prefer Fsyops use speakers (verbal message'/ rather than
           'e,3f'ets.

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Box ID = BX000410
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Folder Title = TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER LOGS - LUCKY TAC JOURNALS 11-14 FEB 91
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Subject = INFORMATION CONCERNING IRAQI OBSTACLES 13 FEB
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Scan Date = 19-JUL-1996
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Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
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Declassified = 09-AUG-1996