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070296_cia_73908_73908_01.txt
Subject: IRAQ SITUATION REPORT
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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IRAQ-KUWAIT:     SITUATION REPORT
SCUD MISSILE ACTIVITY
THE SCUD MISSILE TEST-LAUNCHED FROM SOUTHWESTERN IRAQ YESTERDAY FLEW
ABOUT 300 KILOMETERS FROM NEAR RUFHAH FUWAD AND LANDED IN WESTERN
IRAQ NEAR THE JORDANIAN AND SYRIAN BORDERS.
COMMENT:
THE LAUNCH MAY HAVE BEEN EITHER AN OPERATIONAL EXERCISE OR A
TEST OF          THE MISSILE, LAUNCHER, OR WARHEAD.
THE MISSILE WARHEAD
AT SAMARRA' MAY BE RELATED TO CONTINGENCY PREPARATIONS OF
IRAQ'S STRATEGIC RETALIATORY FORCE OR MIGHT INDICATE IRAQ IS PREPARING TO
CONDUCT A SCUD TEST FLIGHT WITH A CHEMICAL WARHEAD.
IRAQI OFFICIALS TO RECEIVE GAS MASKS
BAGHDAD WILL DISTRIBUTE GAS MASKS TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUT NO
DECISION HAS BEEN MADE ON PROVIDING THEM FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC,
ACCORDING TO PRESS REPORTS.
COMMENT:  THE PLAN IS CONSISTENT WITH IRAQ'S RECENT EMPHASIS ON CIVIL
DEFENSE REPARATIONS AND ITS THREAT TO USE UNCONVENTIONAL WEAPONS.
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