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File: 970107_may96_decls3_0002.txt
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Subject: MSG  SAUDI WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY                         

Unit: 24TH ID     

Parent Organization: XVIII CORPS 

Box  ID: BX001409

Folder Title: INCOMING G2 DESERT SHIELD MESSAGES  DEC  2 OF 4                                                 

Document Number:         33

Folder Seq  #:         86



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        tnIA S7TUTATION IJPI)ATF tJ5064OZ DFC 903
        FNFY.Y GROUND ACTIVITY: (U) NO Slr,?IIFICANT CHANGES.
        ENEMY AIR ACTIVITY: (U) NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGFS.
        MISSILE/CHE'KICAL/Tf4TELLIGEtirF/TFRPDRIST ArTYVT'rV!








        PAR,E 03 (?HCGrrL2l39







        21U)@Ajr.,wN) IRAO: THREAT POSED AY FLAME ORSTACTES.  ACCNPOTNG TO A
        RFCENT FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER TECHNICIAL ANALYSIS
        BULTETIN* IRAQI FORCES IN THE KULIAITT THEATER MAY HAVE WIRED OIL
        FIELDS WITH EXPLOSIVES* CONSTRUCTED FIRE TRENCHES9 AND SUPPLEMENTEI)
        MTNEFTELDS WITH DRUMS OF THICKENEN GASOLINE OR NAPALM.  THESE ACTIr)Nr,
        L RKFLY ARE FAITEIYOEU TO CREATE FLB@IF BARRIERS IN THF PATH nF ALNVANCTNC,
        DESERT SHIELF) FORCES. COMMENT: %S%CW44 EXTENSIVE OIL FTI?ES# WHETHER
        AT WELLHFADS OR ZtJ FIRE TRENCHES# WOULD BE 114POSSrStE FOR TACTICAL
        FORCES TO EXTINGUISH.  SUCH FIRES WOULD GENERATE DENSE SMOKE PLUMES
        TO 39000 FEET IN HEIGHT THAT MAY CONTAIN TOXIC OR CAUSTIC CHFMICAKLS.
        IN ADDITION TO THE FIRE AND SMOKE HAZARDS* ALLIED TPOOPS SHOULD BE
        AWARE OF THE THREAT POSF.0 BY HYDROGEN SULFIDE (H2S) GAS CONTAINED iw
        OIL r)TVERTF'rl FROM NFEP* HIGH PRESSURE WELLS. H2S ALSO IS ASSOCIATED





        PAGE 04 RHCGGTL2139  5 E G R E- ; I I -- -- -- -- ., '-' " i//Nooo7l//
        WITH SOUP NATURAL GAS WELLS; DEPENDING ON ATIAOSPF(EPRC
        CONCENTRATION# H2S rAS CAN CAUSE r)rsoRIENTATION9 UNCONTROLLED
        vomlYrNG OR DEATH.  H2S BUBBLES OFF AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSUREP AND
        CONCENTRATIONS WILL BE HIGHER IF THE OIL is NOT IriKITTED. IF THE OIL
        IS IGNITED IN THE PRESENCE OF LARGF QUANTITIES OF NATURAL GAS* THF
        EFFECTS WOULD GE SIMILAR TO FUEL AIR EXPLOSIVES (FAE) TAFMIC WEEKLY
        WRRE 48-909 03120OZ DEC 901.
        POLTTICAL/DIPLOtIATTC OEVELOPMEK'TS:
AO*S MINISTER OF HEALTH HAS CLAIMED THAT R)VFR 3400 YOUNG
        CHILDERN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE HAVE DIED SINCE 2 AUGUST AS A RESULT
        OF UN SANCTIONS* MAINLY AS A RESULT OF MALNUTRITION AND TfJADE(3UATE


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Document 3 f:/Week-19/BX001409/INCOMING G2 DESERT SHIELD MESSAGES DEC 2 OF 4/msg saudi weather outlook for saturday:010297184304106
Control Fields 17
File Room = may96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-19
Box ID = BX001409
Unit = 24TH ID
Parent Organization = XVIII CORPS
Folder Title = INCOMING G2 DESERT SHIELD MESSAGES DEC 2 OF 4
Folder Seq # = 86
Subject = MSG SAUDI WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY
Document Seq # = 33
Document Date =
Scan Date =
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 02-JAN-1997