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IIR 2 340 3244 91/REPRISALS AGAINST IZ CIVILIANS U).

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PATHFINDER RECORD NUMBER: 16178
GENDATE:         950504
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TEXT:            
ENVELOPE CDSN = LGX380 MCN = 91106/27943 TOR = 911061418
PTTSZYUW RUEKJCS1103 1061411-SSSS--RUEALGX.
ZNY SSSSS
HEADER P 161411Z APR 91
FM JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
INFO RUEALGX/SAFE
P 150950Z APR 91
FM 202 MI BN FWD//IAM-C-ITD//
TO AIG 7057
RUEOBSA/COMFILE
BT
CONTROLS 
OPERATION DESERT STORM
MINIMIZE CONSIDERED
CITE: (U) 0006-91.
SERIAL: (U) IIR 2 340 3244 91.
BODY COUNTRY: (U) IRAQ(IZ).
SUBJ: IIR 2 340 3244 91/REPRISALS AGAINST IZ CIVILIANS U).
WARNING: (U) THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY
EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE. REPORT CLASSIFIED 

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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DOI: (U) 910300.
REQS: (U) T-8C2-2650-90-1.

SOURCE:            [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ][   (b)(7)(D)   ]


SUMMARY:             CHEMICAL AGENT AND HIGH EXPLOSIVES WERE USED
AGAINST THE POPULACE OF AN NAJAF, IZ, IN RETALIATION FOR TH
RESISTANCE MOVEMENT. THE AGENT WAS BELIEVED TO BE NITRIC ACID.
TEXT: 1.             IN THE TOWN OF AN NAJAF, //GEOCOORD:
31590N04420E//, IZ, THE POPULACE WAS ORDERED, THROUGH A PUBLI
ADDRESS SYSTEM MOUNTED ON HELICOPTERS, TO EVACUATE THEIR HOME
BECAUSE THE COALITION FORCES WERE GOING TO CONDUCT AN AIR RAID. 
THE
PEOPLE WERE TO GATHER AT THE SALAM HOTEL IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA OF
NAJAF, IN EMPTY LOTS AND UNDEVELOPED AREAS IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE
CITY. ONCE ASSEMBLED, THE PEOPLE WERE SPRAYED BY THE HELICOPTERS.
THE RESULTS OF THE SPRAY ON THE PEOPLE WERE SEVERE BURNS. MOST
PEOPLE DIED SOON AFTER THE SPRAYING.
2.             WHILE SITTING WITH HIS FRIENDS, THE SOURCE HEARD AN
EXPLOSION AND WENT TO INVESTIGATE. THEY COUNTED 120 BODIES, MOSTLY
WOMEN AND CHILDREN. SHELL FRAGMENTS WERE ABUNDANT IN THE AREA.
FIELD COMMENT)) SOURCE SAID SCUD FRAGMENTS BUT THIS IS HIGHLY
DOUBTFUL). THE INJURED WERE NOT ALLOWED AIDE IN THE LOCAL 
HOSPITALS
BY ORDER OF LOCAL PARTY OFFICIALS.
3.             PARTY LEADERS TOLD THE PEOPLE THAT THESE INCIDENTS
WERE THE RESULT OF ATTACKS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND IRAN. THESE
STORIES WERE NOT ACCEPTED BY THE LOCALS. IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE BY
THE LOCALS THAT IRAQI HELICOPTERS ARE USED TO ATTACK CIVILIA
TARGETS.
COMMENTS:             THIS IS THE SECOND AND FINAL REPORT FROM 
THIS
COURSE. SOURCE APPEARS TRUTHFUL AND COOPERATED WITH HIS DEBRIEFER.
//IPSP: (U) PG 2650//.
//COMSOBJ: (U) 111//.
ADMIN PROJ: (U)
INSTR: (U) US NO.
PREP: (U) [   (b)(6)   ]
ACQ: U) SAUDI ARABIA 910403).
DISSEM: (U) FIELD: NONE.
WARNING: (U) REPORT CLASSIFIED 


 



 

 



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