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cia_62839_62839_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI BW
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.
JUN 91 DIRECTOR 723971
IRAQI BW FACILITIES
1. AL-TAJI MILITARY FACILITY.
IRAQI MILITARY OFFICERS RECENTLY HAVE BURIED SPECIAL
WEAPONS ALONG WITH GARBAGE IN THE WASTE TREATMENT AREA IN ORDER
TO CONCEAL THEM FROM U.N. INSPECTORS. BW MISSILE WARHEADS
MIGHT BE FOUND UNDERGROUND AT THIS KEY MISSILE FACILITY.
2. SALMAN PAK BW RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION FACILITY
THIS WAS IRAQ'S PRIMARY BW FACILITY BEFORE THE WAR. KEY
AREAS OF INTEREST INCLUDE THE           REMAINING REFRIGERATED BUNKERS
AND THE HIGH CONTAINMENT BUILDING. DESIGNED FOR WORK ON HIGHLY
INFECTIOUS ORGANISMS.
5. THE FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE VACCINE PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT,
AL DURAH.
DESCRIBE IT AS A MAXIMUM CONTAINMENT
FACILITY. THE FACILITY LIKELY WAS INVOLVED WITH PRODUCTION OF
VIRUSES FOR THE BW PROGRAM.
6. THE AL-HUKA PLANT, BABIL GOVERNATE.
THE FACILITY MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH RESEARCH
AND PRODUCTION OF BW AGENTS.
7. SAMARRA DRUG INDUSTRIES PLANT.
THIS PLANT PRODUCES OVER 80 PERCENT OF IRAQ'S
PHARMACEUTICALS. IT HAS CONSIDERABLE DUAL-USE EQUIPMENT THAT
COULD BE USED TO PRODUCE LARGE QUANTITIES OF BW AGENTS.
8 AL-KINSA COMPANY, ABU GHRAIB.
WE BELIEVE THIS TO BE THE ITALIAN-SUPPLIED
CLOSTRIDIUM VACCINE PLANT IN ABU GHRAIB. THIS FACILITY WAS
BOMBED DURING THE WAR AND WAS PROBABLY THE SITE OF BOTULINUM
TOXIN PRODUCTION.
9. SERA AND VACCINE INSTITUTE, BAGHDAD.
IT IS PROBABLY THE ABU GHRAIB SERUM AND VACCINE
PLANT. IN THE SUMMER OF1990,THIS FACILITY ATTEMPTED TO
PURCHASE A STRAIN OF ANTHRAX FROM A U.K. FIRM.
10. BAGHDAD UNIVERSITY BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT.
THIS FACILITY PROBABLY HAS PERFORMED RESEARCH FOR THE BW
PROGRAM.
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