DIRECTORATE OF SCIENCETECHNOLOGY
SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE DIGEST
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RECENT EGYPTIAN CHEMICAL WARFARE ACTIONS IN YEMEN*
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
short lulls In CW activity have occurred, to date Egypt shows no sign oi stopping its use of toxic agents. World publicity. Including the statement by the International Red Cross, has not changed the Egyptian position on use of CW. Egypt appears to believe that these agents are an effective way ofthe guerrilla tactios of the Royalists.
Egypt continued use of toxicsune, the date onwhichthe Arab-Israeli war began. From7 June touly, no instance of toxic employment is known,
hroughnTne chemical bombing attacks were made. Use of chemicals wasthen, possibly due to theof Arab foreign ministers in early August in Khartoum, Sudan. 1
Sep 67Original document.