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PATHFINDER RECORD NUMBER: 25479
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ENVELOPE CDSN = LGX305 MCN = 91015/12722 TOR = 910150801
OTTCZYUW RUEKJCS1082 0150759-CCCC--RUEALGX.
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SERIAL: (U) IIR 1 521 0157 91.
BODY COUNTRY: (U) IRAQ (IZ).

SUBJECT: IIR 1 521 0157 91/IMMUNIZATION OF IRAQI MILITARY
PERSONNEL/DESERT SHIELD (U).


WARNING: (U) THIS IS AN INFO REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTEL.


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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DOI: (U) 910114.
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SOURCE:
          [b.1.  sec. 1.5.(c), b.6.]


SUMMARY:                     REPORT CONTAINS INFO ON IMMUNIZATIONS
RECEIVED BY IRAQI MILITARY PERSONNEL AND ISSUANCE OF GAS MASKS TO
OFFICERS.
TEXT: 1. 
               [b.1.  sec. 1.5.(c), b.6.]


                                                          AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE IRAN/IRAQ WAR, SOURCE WAS CALLED UP AND HE SERVED
MOSTLY AT THE FRONT DURING THE ENTIRE WAR. HE WAS DISCHARGED AT THE
END OF THE WAR AND WORKED FOR  [b.6.]                    
      IN   [b.6.]  HE WAS AGAIN CALLED UP AND SERVED AS A
              [b.6.]
WITH THIS UNIT, SOURCE PARTICIPATED IN THE INVASION OF KUWAIT.
INFO IS BASED ON SOURCE'S PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS.
2.                     IMMUNIZATIONS. SOURCE RECEIVED TWO
IMMUNIZATIONS (TBC AND SMALLPOX), BOTH IN CA. 1985 OR 1986 DURING
THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR. SOURCE SAID HE HAD SEEN SMALLPOX CASUALTIES. HE
DESCRIBED WHAT HE HAD SEEN AS ACNE-TYPE SKIN INFLAMMATIONS, EATING
INTO BODY TISSUE. THE NECK WAS USUALLY COVERED WITH THE SAME. IT
NORMALLY LED TO LOSS OF HAIR IF SPREAD TO THE TOP OF THE HEAD.
3.                     IMMUNIZATION OF ARMY PERSONNEL. ARMY
PERSONNEL WERE NOT IMMUNIZED BEFORE/AFTER THE KUWAIT INVASION,
EXCEPT FOR SMALL CHOLERA EPIDEMIC CA. 7 DAYS AFTER THE INVASION.
        [b.6.]                     NO FURTHER IMMUNIZATIONS WERE
ANNOUNCED.
4.                     GAS MASK. TROOPS WERE TOLD THAT WHEN THEY
WERE ISSUED GAS MASK, THEY WOULD SIMULTANEOUSLY RECEIVE INJECTORS
AGAINST CHEMICAL AGENTS ONLY. GAS MASKS, WHICH WERE ACTUALLY ISSUED
TO OFFICERS IN THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND ABOVE ONLY, WERE
SAID TO HAVE COME FROM SPAIN. NO MENTION OF OTHER
AGENTS, SUCH AS BIOLOGICAL OR NUCLEAR, WAS MADE.
COMMENTS: (U) (FIELD COMMENT) - REPORT HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN RESPONSE
TO AFSAC MSG P 112000Z JAN 91.

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DECL: OADR
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