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cia_64998_64997_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE PLAN
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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DIRECTOR 196820
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
WARNING: INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE.
DIST:          AUGUST 1990
COUNTRY: IRAQ
SUBJ: DEVELOPMENT IN IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE PROGRAM
DOI:          1990
TEXT: 1. IN SPRING 1990, IRAQ SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED A SURFACE-TO-
SURFACE MISSILE THAT HAD BEEN FITTED WITH A BINARY CHEMICAL WARHEAD.
THIS CAN BE ADDED TO THE BINARY 152-MM ARTILLERY SHELLS AND 122-MM
ARTILLERY ROCKETS IT HAD PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED.
2. IN THE SPRING OF 1990, IRAQ WAS PRODUCING THE NERVE AGENTS
SARIN AND GF, AS WELL AS MUSTARD GAS. THIS PRODUCTION HAD CEASED BY
MID-SUMMER 1990.
3. BY MID-SUMMER 1990, ROCKETS FILLED WITH SARIN AND GF HAD
BEEN MOVED TO A FACILITY NEAR MUHAMMADI. ALSO, AN ESTIMATED 75 BOMBS
CONTAINING SARIN AND GF HAD BEEN DEPLOYED TO AN UNSPECIFIED AIR BASE.
IRAQ HAS
TESTED A CHEMICAL WARHEAD ON A SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILE EARLIER
THIS YEAR. IRAQ HAS BEEN PRODUCING THE NERVE AGENTS SARIN AND GF, AS
WELL AS MUSTARD GAS.
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