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Subject: IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE PROGRAM

Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence







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REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN

TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF

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DIRECTOR  196819



WARNING: INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE.





AUGUST 1990







COUNTRY: IRAQ

SUBJ:  DEVELOPMENT IN IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE PROGRAM

DOI:              1990







TEXT: 1              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 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 CHEMICAL 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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