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Subject: IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE CAPABILITIES  
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. 
 
CITE CIA 527411 
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 
 
FEBRUARY 1991 
 
COUNTRY: IRAQ 
 
SUBJ: IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE CAPABILITIES 
2. THE CHEMICAL AGENTS HELD WITHIN THE IRAQI INVENTORY ARE 
MUSTARD, SOMAN,  SARIN,  TABUN,  PHOSGENE, CS,  LEWISITE,  
AND DIPHOSGENE. 
COMMENT: HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF WHETHER ANY OF THE VARIOUS 
CHEMICAL AGENTS ARE COMBINED WITHIN THE IRAQI INVENTORY.) 
THERE IS A SECTION/DEPARTMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH 
RELATED TO THE 922 PROJECT WHICH IS TASKED TO CONTINUE 
RESEARCH. 
 
3. THE VARIOUS WEAPONS WHICH CAN USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AND 
SPECIAL MATERIAL ARE. 
 
1) MEDIUM AND LONG-RANGE ARTILLERY 
 
2) AIRCRAFT 
A) AIRCRAFT BOMBS OF VARIOUS KINDS 
B) AERIAL SPRAYING BY AIRCRAFT 
 
4. DURING THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR, THE COMMAND COULD SECURE LARGE 
QUANTITIES OF SPECIAL MATERIAL.  AS FOR THE NUMBER OF 
WEAPONS TO BE USED IN A CHEMICAL WAR WITH REGARD TO 
ARTILLERY, USUALLY MEDIUM RANGE ARTILLERY ARE CHOSEN FROM 
THREE ARTILLERY BATTALIONS OF ONE DIVISION. WITH REGARD TO 
THE HEAVY ARTILLERY BATTALIONS, ON GENERAL COMMAND ORDERS, 
THEY ARE TASKED TO USE SPECIAL MATERIAL.  MOST OF THE 
ARTILLERY BATTALIONS FOR THE REPUBLICAN GUARD ARE IN THE 
SAME POSITION.  USUALLY, SPECIAL MATERIAL IS USED BY THE 2ND 
BATTALION OF 1ST CORPS, I.E. 1ST BATTALION OF THE DIVISION.  
THERE IS ALSO THE CHAIN OF COMMAND FOR THE OTHER BATTALIONS 
FOR ORDINARY MATERIAL AND WEAPONS WHICH ARE NOT STORED IN A 
SPECIAL MANNER.  THEY ARE USED IN AN ORDINARY MANNER BUT 
THEY HAVE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS.  THE SPECIAL MATERIAL IS 
CENTRALLY STORED. 
 
5. IRAQI AIR BASES DO NOT HAVE STORAGE FOR SPECIAL MATERIAL 
NEITHER DOES THE DIVISION.  EVERYTHING IS CENTRALLY STORED 
IN STACKED STORAGE BELONGING TO THE ARMED FORCES GENERAL 
COMMAND AND IN LOCATIONS REMOVED FROM THE ORDINARY COMMAND.  
THE COMMON IMPORTANT LOCATIONS: 


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