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Subject: POSSIBLE CHEMICAL WEAPONS APPLICATIONS  
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence 
 
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN 
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN 
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF 
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON 
REQUEST. 
 
    64911: 64911 
 
COUNTRY: IRAQ 
 
SUBJ: MANUFACTURED ROCKETS WITH POSSIBLE CHEMICAL WEAPONS 
APPLICATIONS IN THE IRAQI INVENTORY 
 
DOI:  JANUARY 1985 - 1990 
 
 
TEXT: 1. 
                                  ASPECTS OF THE IRAQI 
WEAPONS INVENTORY, IRAQ HAS SEVERAL THOUSAND MANUFACTURED 
SAKR 20 AND SAKR 30 SURFACE-TO-SURFACE ROCKETS IN ITS 
INVENTORY THAT CAN BE FILLED WITH AND USED TO DELIVER 
CHEMICAL WARFARE (CW) AGENTS.  ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL, 
HOWEVER, THE IRAQI TROOPS DO NOT HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY OR 
TRAINING TO SEAL THE SAKR 20 AND SAKR 30 MISSILE TUBES 
SECURELY AFTER FILLING THEM WITH A CHEMICAL AGENT.  SHOULD 
IRAQI TROOPS IN THE FIELD ATTEMPT SUCH A PROCEDURE, THE 
CHEMICAL AGENT WOULD BE UNSTABLE AND HAZARDOUS TO THESE 
TROOPS.  FOR EITHER ROCKET TO BE EFFECTIVE WITH A CHEMICAL 
WARHEAD, THE IRAQI FACTORY TECHNICIANS WHO PERFORM THE 
SENSITIVE FILLING PROCEDURES WOULD HAVE TO ACCOMPANY THE 
TROOPS TO THE FORWARD AREA 
          2. SINCE 1984, THE IRAQIS HAVE PURCHASED 
APPROXIMATELY 100,000 SAKR 20 AND SAKR 30 ROCKETS AND 
SEVERAL HUNDRED SAKR 20 AND SAKR 30 ROCKET LAUNCHERS                           
PERCENTAGE OF THESE ROCKETS WERE PURCHASED WITH EMPTY-
WARHEADS WHICH COULD LATER BE FILLED WITH A CHEMICAL AGENT. 
ABOUT 1987, OFFERED TO FILL THESE WARHEADS WITH BOMBLETS BUT 
THE IRAQIS TURNED DOWN THE OFFER. 
 
       ACQ:                 1990). 
 
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