SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE REPORTING ON CW USE AT HALABJA, IRAQ 16 MARCH 1988

Created: 3/24/1988

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Simrriory of Intelligence fteporting on Ci Us* at Haiabja, IriQ

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Evidence on CW use In the fighting near Malaoja in northeastern Iraqand complicated by conflicting propaganda ctalus on both sides. clear, however, that Iran and Iraq both have used chemical weapons In tht and are likely to

From public television itlear that Mustard casualties anduick acting cyanide agent were used. Host probably the cyanide type agent Is cyanogen chlorideot hydrogen cyanideince MCN Is lighter than air and would not have killed personnel in cellars and -etls. erve agent

have been involved,

signs of the expected

death and frothing at the wouth which woum have been expectederve agent.

To thisthe tC has been of the opinion that Iraq possesses nerve agents, Mustard and riot control agents.

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