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IIR 2-340-2607-91/CHEMICAL WEAPONS USED TO FORCE COMPLIANCE 

Filename:23402607.91
CDSN = LGX417   MCN = 91049/02890   TOR = 910490651 
PTTSZYUW RUEKJCS0192 0490648-SSSS--RUEALGX. 
ZNY SSSSS 

P 180648Z FEB 91 
FM JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC 
INFO RUEKCCG/USDP-CCC WASHINGTON DC 
RUEALGX/SAFE 
P 171511Z FEB 91 
FM [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
TO AIG 7057 
BT 


OPERATION DESERT STORM 
MINIMIZE CONSIDERED 
SERIAL: (U) 2-340-2607-91. 
BBOODDYY 
COUNTRY: (U) IRAQ (IZ). 
SUBJ: IIR 2-340-2607-91/CHEMICAL WEAPONS USED TO FORCE COMPLIANCE 
WITH SADDAM'S REGIME      
WARNING:     THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED 
INTELLIGENCE.  REPORT CLASSIFIED 
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                        DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
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DOI: (U) 910118. 
REQS: (U) T-8C2-2650-01-90. 
SOURCE:      [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ][   (b)(7)(D)   ]

SUMMARY:     AFTER WITNESSING THE DESTRUCTION BY MEANS OF CHEMICAL 
WEAPONS OF THE TOWN BINAWI IN NORTHERN IRAQ THE CITIZENRY WAS 
FORCED INTO IRAQI MILITARY SERVICE WITH NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE. LATER 
WITH MORALE LOW, SOURCE SOUGHT REFUGE WITH 3 OTHERS IN SAUDI 
ARABIA. 
TEXT: (U). 
1.           WHILE    ENTERING    THE    ELRAQEY    CHECKPOINT 
//GEOCOORD:2906N/04642E// SOURCE WAS CAPTURED BY THE SAUDI BORDER 
PATROL WHILST SEEKING REFUGE WITH 3 OTHERS. [   (b)(1) sec 
1.3(a)(4)   ][   (b)(7)(D)   ]. THE DECISION WAS MADE TO 
ESCAPE FROM THE COMPANY AT 2400 HRS, MOVE ON FOOT BY NIGHT AND 
REST DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS. THE 4 MAN GROUP SAW NO PATROL UNTIL 
THEIR 
ARRIVAL AT THE ALRKEE GATE //GEOCOORD:2906N/04642E// THEY WERE ON 
THEIR WAY TO FIND REFUGE AFTER WATCHING MANY PEOPLE SUFFER DEATH 
BY CHEMICAL WEAPONS USE. 
2.     MORAL STATUS-- DURING THE 24 HRS SPENT WITH THE [   (b)(1) 
sec 1.3(a)(4)   ][   (b)(7)(D)   ]PRIOR TO ESCAPE, COMPLETE AND 
UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT FILLED THE HEARTS OF THE TROOPS WHO ENTERED 
SHELTERS FOLLOWING THE SHEER FORCE OF THE ALLIED ATTACK. ONLY 7 
SOLDIERS REMAINED OF THE INITIAL 30. THE REST OF THE COMPANY 
DEFECTED. KURDISH PERSONNEL WHO WERE ON LEAVE PRIOR TO THE START 
OF THE WAR REFUSED TO RETURN. 
3.     EQUIPMENT-- NO VEHICLES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE COMPANY LEVEL. 
THE REGIMENT DOES, HOWEVER, HAVE ACCESS TO THEM. WEAPONS ARE THE 
KLASHNIKOV,  6X RPK  ((SOURCE COMMENT)--GAS GUN),  1X RUSSIAN 6KM 
BINOCULARS, 1X HAWEN, 60MM  ((SOURCE COMMENT)--TYPE UNK), 1X PKT 
RUSSIAN MACHINE GUN, 3X RPK RUSSIAN MACHINE GUNS AND 1X PISTOL. 
4. [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]




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CHEMICAL  WEAPONS  WERE  USED  TO  CARRY  OUT  IRAQI  GOVERNMENTAL 
OBJECTIVES. 
COMMENTS:    [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] 

//IPSP: (U) PGW2650//. 
//COMSOBJ: (U) 111//. 

INSTR: (U) US: NO. 
PREP: (U) Z. 
ACQ: (U) SAUDI ARABIA (910210). 
DISSEM: (U) FIELD: NONE. 
WARNING: (U) REPORT CLASSIFIED 


 

 



 



 

 



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