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Subject: MIDDLE EAST BRIEF

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 729277

SUBJECT:           MIDDLE EAST BRIEF

JUNE 1991







SUBJECT: MIDDLE EAST BRIEF          JUNE 1991.

CONTENTS

1. IRAQ-KUWAIT: SITUATION REPORT







1. IRAQ-KUWAIT: SITUATION REPORT

IRAQIS REMAIN FRUSTRATED AND FRIGHTENED BY SADDAM'S ONGOING

REPRESSION, ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTH; BY GROWING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL

PROBLEMS; AND BY THE REGIME'S EMPHASIS ON MILITARY RATHER THAN

CIVILIAN NEEDS.

IRAQI SENTIMENT TOWARD THE US AND SADDAM

DESCRIBED PUBLIC SENTIMENT IN

BAGHDAD TOWARD THE US AS FAIRLY POSITIVE.





DANGEROUS CONDITIONS AT CHEMICAL WEAPONS SITE IN IRAQ







CHEMICAL WEAPONS SITES IN IRAQ           SAMARRA,

CONDITIONS            A MESS, WITH

POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS            NUMEROUS ROCKETS LEAKING

CHEMICAL AGENTS ONTO THE GROUND, AND             MEDICAL FACILITIES

AS APPALLING AND SANITARY CONDITIONS AS VIRTUALLY NONEXISTENT IN SOME

CASES.              BAGHDAD IS BUILDING A CW DESTRUCTION FACILITY;







IRAQ'S CW SITES WILL

BE                 MORE DANGEROUS THEN ANTICIPATED.







IT IS NOT CLEAR WHETHER THE LEAKING

CHEMICALS           WERE PROPELLANT OR CHEMICAL AGENTS







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