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SUBJECT: PERSIAN GULF CRISIS -910220
NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON
REQUEST.
IN AN EFFORT TO STANDARDIZE REPORTING, THE NAME FOR TALL AL
LAHM AMMUNITION STORAGE SITE WAS CHANGED IN MID-1996 TO AL
KHAMISIYAH AMMUNITION STORAGE SITE. THIS CHANGE WAS
RETROACTIVE. THEREFORE, REPORTS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY TITLED
"TALL AL LAHM" ARE NOW TITLED "AL KHAMISIYAH".
SUBJ:             20 FEB 91
1. PERSIAN GULF CRISIS
1. PERSIAN GULF CRISIS
IRAQ: STATUS OF AMMUNITION STORAGE
4. AN NASIRIYAH STORAGE  FACILITY SOUTHWEST (BE 0445CA0027)
(30-57         N 046-10         E)
THIS LARGE AMMUNITION/EXPLOSIVES STORAGE  FACILITY CONSISTS OF
TWO SEPARATELY FENCE-SECURED AREAS. THE WESTERN
STORAGE AREA CONSISTS OF 175 CONCRETE STORAGE BUNKERS (FIVE
               12-FRAME BUNKERS), THREE BERMED
STORAGE BUILDINGS, AND 45 OPEN STORAGE REVETMENTS. THE EASTERN
STORAGE AREA CONSISTS OF NINE BERMED STORAGE BUILDINGS AND
SEVEN OPEN STORAGE REVETMENTS. BY 5 FEBRUARY, AIRSTRIKES
DESTROYED NINE CONCRETE BUNKERS IN THE  WESTERN STORAGE AREA,
FOUR OF THEM            12-FRAME BUNKERS ASSOCIATED
WITH UNCONVENTIONAL WEAPONS. ONE REVETTED STORAGE BUILDING HAD
ALSO SUSTAINED LIGHT          DAMAGE.
            14 OPEN REVETMENTS REMAINED
OCCUPIED.
6. TALL AL LAHM AMMUNITION STORAGE AREA (BE 0445DA0006)
(30-47       N 046-26        E)
THIS BERM-SECURED AMMUNITION STORAGE AREA CONSISTS OF TWO
STORAGE AREAS. THE  NORTHWEST STORAGE AREA IS FENCE-SECURED AND
CONTAINS 88 REVETTED STORAGE BUILDINGS. THE DOUBLE
FENCE-SECURED SOUTHEAST STORAGE AREA CONSISTS OF 99 STORAGE
BUNKERS, 66 STORAGE BUILDINGS, AND 20 OPEN STORAGE REVETMENTS.
           JANUARY,         THE NORTHWEST SECTION
             AT LEAST 37 REVETTED STORAGE BUILDINGS WERE
DESTROYED AND AT LEAST ANOTHER 10 DAMAGED. BY 4 FEBRUARY, AT
LEAST TWO BUNKERS IN THE SOUTHEAST SECTION WERE DAMAGED.
           NOT         ANY ADDITIONAL
DAMAGE.
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