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Subject: LOW MORALE AND INCIDENTS OF SUICIDE  
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence 
 
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JAN 91 
 
CITE CIA 468080 
 
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 
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NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE 
 
JANUARY 1991 
 
COUNTRY: IRAQ/KUWAIT 
 
SUBJ: 1.    LOW MORALE AND INCIDENTS OF SUICIDE AMONG IRAQI 
TROOPS IN KUWAIT 
2.   EFFECTS OF INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS ON IRAQ IN BAGHDAD 
 
 
TEXT:   1.  IN  EARLY DECEMBER 1990, 
SAID. MORALE WAS VERY LOW AMONG IRAQI MILITARY -FORCES IN 
KUWAIT.                SAID THE LACK OF FRESH WATER OUTSIDE 
KUWAIT CITY FORCED SOLDIERS TO DRINK FROM RIVERS AND STREAMS     
RESULTING IN HIGH RATES OF DYSENTERY AMONG THE TROOPS.     
HE SAID ANOTHER FACTOR AFFECTING MORALE WAS THE PERCEPTION 
THAT IRAQI TROOPS    IN KUWAIT WOULD BE SLAUGHTERED AND THAT 
THE  SOLDIERS WERE "WAITING TO DIE." 
ACCORDING  TO                A FEW IRAQI SOLDIERS IN KUWAIT 
HAVE COMMITTED SUICIDE. 
 
2.                SAID IT WAS COMMON FOR MEN FROM HIS 
HOMETOWN TO TRY TO AVOID BEING FORCED INTO MILITARY SERVICE 
BY HIDING WITH

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