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September 26, 1998 | COLL METCALFE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid the bananas and imported cars that roll through the quiet Port of Hueneme came a bit of unexpected cargo: an operational Scud missile. The Russian-made missile, which gained notoriety in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, arrived earlier this month via cargo ship for a weapons collector in Northern California but was quickly confiscated by U.S. Customs Service officials, port spokesman Kam Quarles confirmed Friday.
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August 27, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM - During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Israel endured dozens of Scud missiles launched by Saddam Hussein's forces, but refrained from retaliating because of U.S. concern that Israeli involvement would fracture the international coalition it had built against Iraq. As the United States prepares for a possible military attack against the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons, Israeli leaders are making it clear that they have no intention of standing down this time if attacked.
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June 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Israeli officials overestimated the number of Iraqi Scud missile warheads that evaded the U.S. Patriot air defense system in Israel during the Gulf War, according to a U.S. Army memo. Written by a Patriot program deputy manager at the U.S. Army Missile Command, the memo also said the Israelis operating the Patriot batteries sometimes "experimented" with non-conventional means of using the defensive missiles.
WORLD
March 29, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim and Lava Selo
BEIRUT -- At least 20 people were killed Friday by a blast in a northern Syrian town, according to opposition activists who said the attack was carried out using a Scud missile. The missile landed in a populated neighborhood of Hretaan, injuring 50 people and destroying more than 30 homes, the activists said. Videos  reportedly recorded afterward showed residents pulling out dozens of bodies from the rubble of flattened buildings. There was no immediate response from Syrian officials to the charge, which could not be independently verified because of restrictions the government places on outside media.
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February 4, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For weeks now, the most palpable fear on this side of the fighting has been of the Scud missile, that inaccurate but nevertheless deadly piece of supersonic machinery that has been aimed at Saudi Arabia and Israel since the fighting began.
WORLD
March 29, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim and Lava Selo
BEIRUT -- At least 20 people were killed Friday by a blast in a northern Syrian town, according to opposition activists who said the attack was carried out using a Scud missile. The missile landed in a populated neighborhood of Hretaan, injuring 50 people and destroying more than 30 homes, the activists said. Videos  reportedly recorded afterward showed residents pulling out dozens of bodies from the rubble of flattened buildings. There was no immediate response from Syrian officials to the charge, which could not be independently verified because of restrictions the government places on outside media.
NEWS
March 28, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Kurdish rebels on Wednesday claimed they have seized a government-held air base and camp in northern Iraq but said there are signs that Saddam Hussein's forces are preparing for an assault on a key rebel-held city. A statement from the Kurdistan Democratic Party said the Iraqi army is massing forces in the president's hometown of Tikrit to launch an attack on Kirkuk, a northern oil city seized by the insurgents.
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April 19, 1991 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraq told the United Nations on Thursday that it does not have biological armaments or nuclear weapons materials but that it still possesses chemical arms and 52 ballistic missiles, diplomats said. Complying with the tough terms of the U.N. Security Council's resolution formally ending the Persian Gulf War, Iraq delivered two letters--one to U.N.
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March 12, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after American forces let a North Korean ship slip into Iran with a suspected cargo of Scud missiles, the commander of U.S. military operations in the Middle East accepted full responsibility for the lapse. "If you are looking for the guy that's responsible for letting the (Dae Hong) Ho go through, you're looking at him," Marine Gen. Joseph P. Hoar, commander in chief of the Central Command, told the House Armed Services Committee. He told lawmakers that U.S.
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September 26, 1998 | COLL METCALFE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid the bananas and imported cars that roll through the quiet Port of Hueneme came a bit of unexpected cargo earlier this month: an operational Scud missile. The Russian-made missile, which gained notoriety in the Persian Gulf War, arrived via cargo ship from Britain for a weapons collector in Northern California, but was quickly confiscated by U.S. Customs Service officials, port spokesman Kam Quarles confirmed Friday.
WORLD
December 13, 2012 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - Syria "completely denies" reports that its forces used Scud missiles against rebels fighting to overthrow the government of President Bashar Assad, the official media reported Thursday. The state news service quoted a source in the Foreign Ministry labeling as “untrue rumors” reports of the use of  Scuds, a Soviet-designed surface-to-surface ballistic missile that can carry large payloads but is not especially accurate. “It is well known that Scud missiles are strategic long-range missiles and are not used in facing armed terrorist gangs,” said the state news service, using the official label for anti-government rebels.
WORLD
December 13, 2012 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - The United States faced a growing backlash Wednesday for its decision to blacklist a Syrian rebel faction because of alleged terrorist ties amid reports that the Syrian military had fired Scud missiles at insurgents. The use of Scuds, a Soviet-designed ballistic weapon, would represent a major government escalation against insurgents trying to close in on the remaining loyalist strongholds in the capital, Damascus, and elsewhere. According to one U.S. official, Syrian forces in recent days have fired half a dozen Scud missiles from near Damascus into rebel-held areas of northern Syria.
WORLD
December 12, 2012 | By David S. Cloud and Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- The Syrian government has fired half a dozen Scud missiles at insurgents in recent days, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The missiles were launched from near Damascus into rebel-held areas of northern Syria, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was discussing intelligence information. Although recent rebel advances have raised fears that Syrian President Bashar Assad might turn to chemical weapons, the official said there was no sign that the missiles carried chemical agents.
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October 20, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The meaning of identity is a subject close to the heart of the directors of two new foreign-language dramas that explore the consequences of the loss of individuality - Sweden's "Simon and the Oaks," which just opened, and France's "The Other Son," which will be released in Los Angeles on Friday. Both movies deal with issues of religious and national identities, and both come directly out of the personal experiences of the two female filmmakers. The award-winning "Simon and the Oaks," based on the Swedish bestseller by Marianne Fredriksson that spans 1939-52, stars Bill Skarsgard (actor Stellan's younger son)
WORLD
June 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Syria test-fired three Scud missiles last week, including one that broke up over Turkey, senior Israeli security officials said. The officials said the missiles, using North Korean technology and designed to carry chemical warheads, were fired May 27. In New York, Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said the Syrian tests were "very dangerous." There was no comment from Damascus. The New York Times first reported Israel's allegations in Friday editions.
WORLD
January 6, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Israel launched four Arrow missile interceptors high over the Mediterranean on Sunday in what it called a successful first performance test against a simulated incoming salvo of missiles akin to Iraqi Scuds. Shocked by the failure of U.S. Patriot missiles to down 39 Iraqi Scuds fired at it during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Israel has conceived its own custom-designed antiballistic missile as the U.S. gears up for a possible repeat campaign against Baghdad.
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March 7, 1991 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Cpl. James Binnebose was not meant to be in that barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He was a Californian, housed by chance among Pennsylvanians. He was meant to be gone that night but his mission was canceled. So he was padding back from a shower when the Scud hit. The Feb. 25 blast by the Iraqi missile blew off his shower shoes and threw him 20 feet from where he had been walking, along the outside wall of the barracks. He came to, seeing everything in black and red.
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February 12, 1991 | Reuters
Germany gave Israel $3.3 million Monday to help repair Iraqi Scud missile damage to the cities of Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan. A check was given to Israel Ambassador Benjamin Navon by Minister for Economic Cooperation Carl-Dieter Spranger, who had pledged the money during a recent trip to Israel, a statement said.
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December 11, 2002 | Sonni Efron and John Hendren, Times Staff Writers
Spanish authorities seized a merchant ship in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday and discovered about a dozen North Korean Scud missiles and extra missile parts, U.S. officials said. Preliminary evidence suggested that the ship was headed for Yemen and not Iraq. Analysts said Yemen might have been a transfer or resale point. With tensions growing in the region because of possible U.S.
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November 29, 2002 | William Overend, Times Staff Writer
Two Scud missiles have been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base this month as part of a three-year program to improve missile defense systems -- a milestone in a study that has the U.S. sharing information with Israel. Officials said the launches, witnessed by a team of Israeli and U.S. military and defense industry officials, mark the first instances in which the weapons have been fired from U.S. soil. The Scud research has been conducted with a high level of secrecy.
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