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Subject: MIDDLE EAST AREA BRIEF

Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence







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AUG 90     CIA 208470







BODY SUBJECT:  MIDDLE EAST AREA BRIEF          AUGUST 1990







CONTENTS







1. IRAQ-KUWAIT: SITUATION REPORT



MILITARY UPDATE







CLAIMS THAT IRAQ HAD MOVED CHEMICAL

MUNITIONS INTO KUWAIT AS EARLY AS          AUGUST. THE CHEMICAL MUNITIONS

WERE CHIEFLY ARTILLERY SHELLS, BUT THEY ALSO MAY HAVE BEEN CHEMICAL

BOMBS AS WELL.







COMMENT: THE IRAQIS MAY HAVE PREPARED CONTINGENCY PLANS FOR

CHEMICAL OPERATIONS IN CASE KUWAITI RESISTANCE WAS STRONGER THAN

ANTICIPATED AND POSSIBLY MOVED THE CHEMICAL MUNITIONS WITH THEIR

FORCES AS THEY DEPLOYED INTO KUWAIT. THE DEPLOYMENT OF CHEMICAL

MUNITIONS TO KUWAIT CANNOT BE CONFIRMED.







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