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SERIAL:   (U) IIR 2 340 2075 91.


PASS:     (U)

COUNTRY:  (U) IRAQ(IZ).

SUBJECT:     IIR 2 349 2075 91/CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARHEADS FOR
RPG-7 (U).

WARNING:  (U) THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED
INTELLIGENCE.  

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DOI:      (U) 910108.

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[b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]


SUMMARY:          UNK NUMBER OF ROUNDS OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL
WARHEADS FOR RPG-7 WERE ISSUED TO THE   [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]  COMPANY
WHICH WAS ATTACHED TO THE 48 INF DIVISION.

TEXT:         THE [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]   COMPANY              
RECEIVED 6 RPG-7 AND APPROXIMATELY 30 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION WITH
CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES ON 10 JANUARY 1991.  EACH RPG-7
GUNNER CARRIES FOUR OR FIVE ROUNDS.  THREE ROUNDS HAVE CHEMICAL
CAPABILITIES AND ONE OR TWO ROUNDS HAVE BIOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES. THE
[b.1. sec 1.5. (c)]   CO HAS BOTH THE RPG-7 AND THE RPG-7, TYPE 69.  THE
RPG-7, TYPE 69 WILL ONLY BE USED WITH THE CHEMICAL OR THE BIOLOGICAL
ORDNANCE.  IT WILL BE USED AGAINST APPROX A CO SIZE ELEMENT.  FOR
NORMAL USE AGAINST A TANK, ONL BE USED AGAINST APPROX A CO SIZEELEMENT.  FOR
NORMAL USE AGAINST A TANK, ONLY THE RPG-7 WILL BE USED.  THE RPG-7,
TYPE 69 ORDNANCE HAS TWO TYPES OF CHEMICAL AGENTS, ONE WHICH IS
BLISTERING AND THE OTHER IS NERVE.  THE MAXIMUM RANGE OF THE RPG-7,
TYPE 69 IS BETWEEN TWO AND 2.5 KILOMETERS.(FIELD COMMENT-SOURCE
GUESSED AT THE RANGE OF THE RPG-7, TYPE 69 BECAUSE HE HAD NEVER BEEN TRAINED TO USE IT.  INFORMATION AS OBTAINED BY THE SOURCE FROM A FRIEND  [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]                     ONE OF THE OPERATERS
OF THE RPG-7, TYPE 69.  SOURCE'S FRIEND SAW THE SHIPMENT OF RPG-7,
TYPE 69 AND THE ORDNANCE WHEN IT ARRIVED AT U/I LOCATION.  THE BOXES
CONTAINING THE ORDNANCE AS HAVING A SKULL AND ARABIC WRITING
UNDERNEITH.  THE ARABIC WRITING SAID "CAUTION-POISONOUS GAS. MAY
CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO HEALTH IF INHALED.)  THE CHEMICAL USED INTHE
ORDNANCE IS CALLED MISDOUIJ BY THE IRAQI ARMY.(FIELDCOMMENT-SOURCE
SAID THAT THE WORD, MISDOUIJ IS THE NAME OF THE CHEMICAL AGENT.)  THE
[b.1. sec. 1.5(c)]  CO IS ATTACHED TO THE 48 INF DIV WHICH IS LOCATED IN
THE NEUTRAL ZONE.

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