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110296_cia_67440_66799_04.txt
SUBJECT:  IRAQI MILITARY DEVELOPMENTS
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FEB 91 CIA 532380
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
WARNING: INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE.
COUNTRY: IRAQ/KUWAIT
SUBJ: IRAQI MILITARY DEVELOPMENTS
ON    FEBRUARY 1991, SIX MEMBERS OF A TEAM OF IRAQI SPECIALIST
SOLDIERS AND TECHNICIANS FROM THE SO-CALLED "CHEMICAL SQUAD" WORKING
ON A POSSIBLE FROG MISSILE FITTED WITH A CHEMICAL WARHEAD WERE KILLED
WHEN THE MISSILE BLEW UP ACCIDENTALLY. THE MISSILE WAS BEING WORKED
ON AT A CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL WARFARE CENTER SET UP IN THE SULAIBYA
DISTRICT.
3.   JANUARY, THE COMMANDER OF IRAQI GROUND FORCES,
LIEUTENTANT GENERAL ABDUL RAHMAN ((ABBAS)), WAS EXECUTED BY HIS STAFF
COLONEL, A BA'ATH PARTY LOYALIST FROM TAKRIT, FOR REFUSING TO OBEY
ORDERS RECEIVED FROM BAGHDAD.
4.     FEBRUARY, VERY STRONG EXPLOSIONS ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE
AMOUNTS OF SMOKE AND FIRE TOOK PLACE IN THE SHUWAIKH PORT AREA.
5.    FEBRUARY, STRONG
EXPLOSIONS WERE HEARD FROM THE AREA OF THE OIL FACILITIES WEST OF
AHMADI, SOUTH OF KUWAIT CITY.
6. THERE WAS AN UNUSUALLY LARGE AMOUNT OF MILITARY VEHICLE
MOVEMENT IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF KUWAIT CITY IN THE 48 HOURS
PRECEEDING MIDNIGHT   
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