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Subject: IRAQI MISSILE TESTS

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.







DIRECTOR 400822







COUNTRY: IRAQ

SUBJECT: IRAQI MISSILE TESTS







FROM AL BUSIAAP (SIC) TOWARD IRAQ'S H-3 AIRFIELD

(3253N 3946E), WHICH IS LOCATED 740 KILOMETERS (KMS) AWAY.







2.                           AL BUSIAAP IS POSSIBLY

IDENTIFIABLE WITH AL BUSAYYAH (3007N 4607E), WHICH IS LOCATED

APPROXIMATELY 56 MILES (91 KMS) SOUTH OF IRAQ'S TALLIL AIRFIELD

(3056N4607E) AND107 MILES (172KMS) SOUTHWEST OF AL BASRAH

(3033N 4750E). AL BUSAYYAH IS LOCATED 420 MILES (677 KMS)

SOUTHEAST OF THE H-3 AIRFIELD







AL HUSAYN MISSILE HAS A DEMONSTRATED RANGE OF ONLY 600 KMS AND

A CLAIMED RANGE OF 650 KMS.                         THE IRAQIS

PREVIOUSLY TEST FIRE MISSILES FROM THE AL BUSAYYAH AREA.

AT LEAST THREE SCUD-B TYPE BALLISTIC MISSILES WERE

LAUNCHED FROM NEAR AL AMARAH IN SOUTHEAST IRAQ TO WESTERN

IRAQ.)







LAUNCHING MISSILES AGAINST WESTERN FORCES. SADDAM MAY FEEL

COMPELLED TO LAUNCH HIS MISSILES BEFORE IRAQ RECEIVES A MASSIVE

STRIKE FROM THE WEST.)







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