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Subject: DEFENSIVE USE AND HANDLING OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS  
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence 
 
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0 211639Z FEB 91 
FM CIA 
 
SECTION 1 OF 2 
CITE CIA 527389 
 
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 
 
NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY 1991 
 
COUNTRY: IRAQ 
 
SUBJ: DEFENSIVE USE AND HANDLING OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS 
 
3. DURING THE VIOLENT AIR SHELLING OF Al-FAW DURING THE 
OPERATIONS OF RAMADAN MUBARAK              USED A LOT OF 
SPECIAL MATERIAL AS DID THE  AIR BASE  AND THE SECONDARY AIR 
AIR BASES. 
 
4. THE USE OF SPECIAL MATERIAL WAS VERY GREAT IN AS MUCH AS 
THE VEHICLES CARRYING SPECIAL MATERIAL WERE ARRIVING AT THE 
BASE USUALLY FROM BAGHDAD              USUALLY. THE CONVOY 
CONSISTED OF FOUR TO SIX LARGE VEHICLES.  TRACTOR TRAILERS. 
WITH ESCORTS. 
 
5. AN EFFORT WAS MADE TO ESTABLISH PREVENTIVE MEASURES AT 
THE BASE AND PREPARE FOR THE INITIATION OF AIRCRAFT 
OPERATIONS WHICH INVOLVED CARRYING SPECIAL MATERIAL 
6. THE LOADING OPERATIONS FOR SPECIAL WEAPONS BEGIN IN A 
VERY PRELIMINARY MANNER.  SPECIAL MATERIAL IS UNLOADED BY 
SOLDIERS FROM TRUCKS 


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