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111296_cia_93695_93695_01.txt
SUBJECT: IRAQ-KUWAIT BORDER DISPUTE
NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE
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SUBJ:             AUG 90
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. IRAQ-KUWAIT BORDER DISPUTE
PERSIAN GULF CRISIS UPDATE
TEXT:
COMBINE: COMPLETE
1. IRAQ-KUWAIT BORDER DISPUTE
PERSIAN GULF CRISIS UPDATE
AIR ACTIVITY IN IRAQ AND KUWAIT
IRAQ CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN UNUSUAL DEPLOYMENTS OF ITS COMBAT
AIR UNIT IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF IRAQ. THE GENERAL COMBAT
READINESS REMAINS AT VERY HIGH LEVELS AND MAY INVOLVE CHEMICAL
WEAPONS HANDLING OPERATIONS.
 IRAQ-S INTENT TO POSSIBLY USE AIR-DELIVERED CHEMICAL WEAPONS
             AT TALLIL AIRFIELD, WHERE ABOUT 25 CANISTERS
WERE WITHIN THE FENCELINE OF THE SEPARATELY SECURED SUSPECT
CHEMICAL WEAPONS STORAGE BUNKER
               NO LOGISTICAL OPERATIONS OF A TYPE
THAT WOULD CONFIRM THAT CHEMICAL WEAPONS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE
FLIGHTLINE             AT THE SUSPECT CHEMICAL WEAPONS
STORAGE BUNKER OR ELSEWHERE AT THE AIRFIELD. MUNITIONS LOADING
NEAR SEVERAL FITTER FIGHTER-BOMBERS,
ALTHOUGH NOT CONFIRMED, SOME, OF THOSE LOADING OPERATIONS MAY 
HAVE INVOLVED CHEMICAL WEAPONS.
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