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cia_65719_65719_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI CW/BW
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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DEC 91     DIRECTOR 119743
SUBJECT:   PROLIFFRATION BACKGROUND MATERIAL
TEXT:
FACT SHEET: CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.
SUMMARY:
WHILE SADDAM'S DECEPTION HAS DEALT PRIMARILY WITH HIS
NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS ARE
MORE LIKELY TO BE USED BECAUSE THEY ARE MUCH EASIER TO PRODUCE
OR OBTAIN FROM UNSCRUPULOUS SOURCES.
2. BOTH IRAQ AND IRAN USED POISON GAS IN THEIR LONG WAR.
IRAQ ALSO USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST ITS KURDISH CIVILIANS,
NOTABLY AT HALABJA IN 1987 WHERE 5,000 KURDS DIED AND 7,000
WERE INJURED.
3. IRAQ REPORTEDLY PRODUCED 60 TONS OF MUSTARD GAS AND 8
TONS OF NERVE GAS A MONTH AT A FACILITY NEAR SAMARRA.
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