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cia_62643_62643_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI MISSILE TESTS
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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DIRECTOR 400822
COUNTRY: IRAQ
SUBJECT: IRAQI MISSILE TESTS
FROM AL BUSIAAP (SIC) TOWARD IRAQ'S H-3 AIRFIELD
(3253N 3946E), WHICH IS LOCATED 740 KILOMETERS (KMS) AWAY.
2.                           AL BUSIAAP IS POSSIBLY
IDENTIFIABLE WITH AL BUSAYYAH (3007N 4607E), WHICH IS LOCATED
APPROXIMATELY 56 MILES (91 KMS) SOUTH OF IRAQ'S TALLIL AIRFIELD
(3056N4607E) AND107 MILES (172KMS) SOUTHWEST OF AL BASRAH
(3033N 4750E). AL BUSAYYAH IS LOCATED 420 MILES (677 KMS)
SOUTHEAST OF THE H-3 AIRFIELD
AL HUSAYN MISSILE HAS A DEMONSTRATED RANGE OF ONLY 600 KMS AND
A CLAIMED RANGE OF 650 KMS.                         THE IRAQIS
PREVIOUSLY TEST FIRE MISSILES FROM THE AL BUSAYYAH AREA.
AT LEAST THREE SCUD-B TYPE BALLISTIC MISSILES WERE
LAUNCHED FROM NEAR AL AMARAH IN SOUTHEAST IRAQ TO WESTERN
IRAQ.)
LAUNCHING MISSILES AGAINST WESTERN FORCES. SADDAM MAY FEEL
COMPELLED TO LAUNCH HIS MISSILES BEFORE IRAQ RECEIVES A MASSIVE
STRIKE FROM THE WEST.)
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