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062096_cia_68760_68760_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI'S MISSILE TESTS
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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JAN 91     CIA
THE MISSILE LAUNCHED ON          DECEMBER WAS PROBABLY THE AL
ABBAS, A STRETCHED VERSION OF THE SCUD B.
WE BELIEVE THE PURPOSE OF THE          DECEMBER EVENT PROBABLY WAS
TO TEST THE AL ABBAS TO THE EXTREME LIMITS OF ITS RANGE
CAPABILITY. WE THINK IT FAILED IN REENTRY
THE FAILURE PROBABLY RESULTED FROM THE RUPTURING
OF PROPELLANT TANKS          A
LESS LIKELY POSSIBILITY IS THAT A SUBMUNITION WARHEAD WAS
INTENDED TO FUZE          ONLY A SUBMUNITION
WARHEAD CONTAINING BIOLOGICAL AGENTS WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR
DISPERSAL          IN THE ATMOSPHERE.
1.5 (C)
68760-68760
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