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SERIAL:  (U) IIR 2 340 2345 91.


COUNTRY:  (U) KUWAIT (KU); IRAQ (IZ).

SUBJECT:  IIR 2 340 2345 91/IRAQI LAND MINES (U).

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


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[b.2.]



SUMMARY:              IN ADDITION TO THE VALMARA-69, VS-2.2, AND
VS-50 LAND MINES, THE IRAQI ARMY MINE INVENTORY ALSO INCLUDES A
CHINESE-MADE "TS" (SIC) ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE CAPABLE OF
DETONATING A CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL CHARGE, AND AN IRAQI-MADE
ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE.  NEITHER MINE IS BEING LAID BY  [b.6.] IN AL
WAFRAH.
TEXT:  (U)
1.              CHINESE-MADE "TS" ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE.  THE
IRAQI'S POSSESS CHINESE-MADE, PRESSURE DETONATED ANTI-PERSONNEL
MINES THAT CAN RELEASE A SMALL CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL DOSAGE TO
FURTHER COMPLICATE THE EXPLOSION.   [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]   DID
NOT KNOW, DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS, DIMENSIONS OR NUMBER OF MINES
IN THE IRAQI INVENTORY.  HE ONLY KNEW THE CHARGE WOULD FURTHER
COMPLICATE THE INJURY.)  THESE MINES WERE NOT LAID BY [b.6.] IN
THE AL WAFRAH (GEOCOORD--2833N4803E), AND TO BEST OF SOURCE'S
KNOWLEDGE, WERE NOT BEING USED IN KTO.
2.              IRAQI- MADE ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE.  THE IRAQI
MILITARY INDUSTRY PRODUCES A "BLACK TYPE" ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE.
THERE ARE NOT VERY MANY OF THESE IN [b.6.]   INVENTORY, AND THEY
ARE NOT BEING LAID IN THE AL WAFRAH AREA.  (SOURCE COMMENT--
THIS MINE IS SELDOM USED, AND MAY NOT BE IN USE IN THE ENTIRE
KTO.)  THE DYNAMITE-CHARGED MINE IS CIRCULAR, ABOUT 10 CM IN
DIAMETER, AND IS ENCASED IN A BLACK METAL CASE.  THE MINE IS
SPRING LOADED (WITH AN ARMING PIN ON THE SIDE OF THE MINE) AND
ONCE THE PIN IS PULLED THE MINE CAN'T BE DISARMED (THE PIN
CANNOT BE RESECURED).  THIS MINE TAKES THREE KILOGRAMS OF
PRESSURE TO DETONATE.�[b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]


2.              SOURCE HAS GOOD KNOWLEDGEABILITY ABOUT MINE
LAYING IN THE AL WAFRAH AREA; HOWEVER, HIS STATEMENTS THAT THE
MINES PROBABLY ARE NOT BEING USED IN THE ENTIRE KTO IS ONLY AN
OPINION, AND IS NOT BASED ON FACTUAL INFORMATION.

[b.2.]

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