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cia_63791_63791_01.txt
SUBJECT: IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE PROGRAM
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON
REQUEST.
SUBJECT:
TRUCK DRIVER                FROM IRAQ
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS DATED           AUGUST 90.
A. A VERY LARGE CHEMICAL FACTORY IS LOCATED 10 KM FROM THE
IRAQ/SYRIA BORDER AND NORTH OF THE TWO CITIES OF ABU KEMAL AND
QUSAYBAH.
B. AN AIR FORCE UNDERGROUND HQS AND MISSILE TEST FACILITY
WITH ONE METER THICK CONCRETE ROOFING IS LOCATED 160 KM FROM
THE JORDANIAN/IRAQI BORDER ON THE ROAD TO AL-RUTBAH.
C. AN UNDERGROUND FUEL DEPOT AND AN AIR BASE ARE LOCATED
16 KM NORTH OF AL-RUTBAH.
D. AN AIR BASE WITH ROCKETS (CHEMICAL) IS LOCATED 10 KM
INSIDE THE "NO MAN'S LAND" OF THE BORDER AREA NEAR ABU TRAIBIL
ON THE BORDER BETWEEN JORDAN AND IRAQ. THE ROCKETS HAVE A
1,000 KM RANGE
E. AIR BASE "AL WALID" IS LOCATED 50 KM FROM AL-RUTBAH.
F. A NEW SITE WITH THREE MISSIL "SITES" IS LOCATED 5 KM
NORTH OF AKKASHAT, WHICH IS 30 KM WEST OF AL-RUTBAH. THE SITE
WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1988 AND HAS "AIR TO GROUND" MISSILES.
THIS MAY BE A STORAGE SITE OR A GROUND TO AIR
VICE AIR TO GROUND MISSILE SITEM
G. A TANK FACTORY WHICH SPECIALIZES IN PLACING TREADS ON
TANKS IS LOCATED AT ABU GARIB WHICH ITSELF IS LOCATED IN THE
AL-MA'DAN (ARABIC: MEM, AIN, DAHL, NUN) AREA. THIS AREA IS 30
KM BEFORE BAGHDAD ON THE BAGHDAD TO AL-FALLUJAH ROAD. THERE
ARE A NUMBER OF HOSTAGES (BR/FR/US) LOCATED AT THIS FACTORY.
H. AN AIR BASE WITH ROCKETS            IS LOCATED 30 KM NORTH
OF BASRA ON THE MIDDLE ROAD TO AL-NASIRIYAH NEAR THE RIVER
(FRESH WATER VICE SALT).
I. AN UNDERGROUND JOINT HQS FOR THE ARMY AND AIR FORCE IS
LOCATED AT SHAIBAH, 25-30 KM NORTH OF BASRA. THIS LOCATION
ALSO HAS THE LARGEST STORAGE FACILITY IN IRAQ PLUS ROUGHLY
FIFTY (50) HELICOPTERS.
J. THERE IS AN ATOMIC  FACTORY           LOCATED 30 KM FROM
BAGHDAD ON THE ROAD TO AL-AMARAH. THIS SITE IS BEFORE AL-KUT
AND AFTER THE BRIDGE CALLED "DIALLII".
K. THERE ARE ABOUT 20-25                   EXPERTS WORKING AT A
CHEMICAL FACTORY LOCATED NEAR AL-SAMAWAH ON THE ROAD BETWEEN
BAGHDAD AND AL-NASIRIYAH.
L. THERE IS A SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILE BASE LOCATED ON
THE ROAD BETWEEN AL-NUKHAIB AND KARBALLA. THE UNIFORMS WORN IN
THIS CAMP WERE ALL THE SAME COLOR, BLUE.
CHECKED FOR CONTAMINATION BY A MACHINE
PRIOR TO LEAVING THE CAMP
M. THERE IS AN AIR BASE LOCATED 60 KM WEST OF AL-NUKHAIB
ON THE ROAD TO THE SAUDI/IRAQ BORDER TOWN OF JUDAIDAT'AR'R
N.
O. THERE ARE PLENTY OF SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES IN THE DORA
AREA OF BAGHDAD.
P. THERE IS AN UNDERGROUND MISSILE STORAGE SITE 2 KM WEST
OF AL-MUSAIYAB, I.E., FROM THE WEST BANK OF THE RIVER.
Q. THERE IS AN ABOVE GROUND STORAGE FACILITY MADE OF
CONCRETE FOR AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES FOR PLANES/HELICOPTERS
(ANTI-TANK) HALF-WAY BETWEEN AL-HILAH AND AL-MUSAIYAB.
R. THERE IS A FACTORY WHICH PRODUCES ALL TYPES OF SHELLS
LOCATED 25 KM BETWEEN BAGHDAD AND AL-MAHMUDIYAH (AKA
YUSIFIYAH).
S. THE RASHID AIR BASE IN BAGHDAD IS THE LARGEST MILITARY
BASE IN IRAQ. IT HAS HELICOPTER PADS AND IS USED FOR ALL TYPES
OF TRAINING.
T. A HQS FOR SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILES IS LOCATED 5 KM
NORTH OF BAGHDAD ON THE ROAD TO SAMARRA'.
U. THE CENTER FOR THE REPUBLICAN GUARDS IS LOCATED AT
AL-HABBANIYAH, WEST OF BAGHDAD. THIS INCLUDES THE SPECIAL
FORCES AND THE PERSONAL GUARDS FOR THE PRESIDENT.
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