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SUBJECT: IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE PROGRAM

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.







CIA 196715







CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY



WARNING: INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE



DIST:           AUGUST 1990







COUNTRY: IRAQ

SUBJ: DEVELOPMENT IN IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE PROGRAM

1990







TEXT: 1. IN SPRING 1990, IRAQ SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED A SURFACE-TO-

SURFACE MISSILE THAT HAD BEEN FITTED WITH A BINARY CHEMICAL WARHEAD.

THIS CAN BE ADDED TO THE BINARY 152-MM ARTILLERY SHELLS AND 122-MM

ARTILLERY ROCKETS IT HAD PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED.



2. IN THE SPRING OF 1990, IRAQ WAS PRODUCING THE NERVE AGENTS

SARIN AND GF, AS WELL AS MUSTARD GAS. THIS PRODUCTION HAD CEASED BY

MID-SUMMER 1990.







3. BY MID-SUMMER 1990, ROCKETS FILLED WITH SARIN AND GF HAD

BEEN MOVED TO A FACILITY NEAR MUHAMMADI. ALSO, AN ESTIMATED 75 BOMBS

CONTAINING SARIN AND GF HAD BEEN -DEPLOYED TO AN UNSPECIFIED AIR BASE.









IRAQ HAS

TESTED A WARHEAD ON A SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILE EARLIER THIS YEAR.

IRAQ HAS BEEN PRODUCING THE NERVE AGENTS SARIN AND GF, AS WELL AS

MUSTARD GAS.







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