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SUBJECT: IRAQI CW/BW 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.







MAR 91 DIRECTOR 553817







COUNTRY: IRAQ

SUBJECT: DEVELOPMENT IN IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE PROGRAM

DOI: EARLY TO MID-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 AGENT

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

TESTED A CHEMICAL WARHEAD ON A SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILE

IRAQ HAS BEEN PRODUCING THE NERVE AGENTS SARING AND GF,

MUSTARD GAS.







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