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cia_65364_60886_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI FACILITIES AT HABBANIYA/SA
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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DIRECTOR 535028
DIST:          FEBRUARY 1991
COUNTRY: IRAQ
SUBJ:  IRAQI FACILITIES AT HABBANIYAH AND SAMARRA
DOI:  1983          1990
TEXT:  1.
IRAQ PRODUCES MUSTARD GAS AT A
FACILITY IN HABBANIYAH. THE FACTORY WAS BUILT IN 1983-1984
MACHINERY AND CHEMICALS WERE SUPPLIED LATER
THE HABBANIYAH FACILITY HAS A TEN MEGAWATT
GAS TURBINE GENERATOR WHICH PROVIDES BACK UP POWER. THIS POWER
SUPPLY CAN PRODUCE ENOUGH ELECTRICITY TO KEEP THE FACILITY
OPERATIONAL.
SUPPLIED IRAQ WITH MACHINERY AND CHEMICALS FOR THE HABBANIYAH
FACILITY.) THE FACTORY PRODUCED (CH2CLCH)2S FOR USE AGAINST THE
IRANIANS DURING THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR.          THIS IS
THE CHEMICAL COMPOUND FOR THE BLISTER AGENT, MUSTARD GAS.) THE
PRODUCTION CAPACITY OF THE FACTORY IS 60-80 TONNES PER YEAR. ALL THE
RAW MATERIALS ARE INDIGENOUS.
2. THE SAMARRA DRYING INDUSTRIES PLANT ALSO IS A CHEMICAL
WARFARE FACILITY AND PRODUCES NERVE AGENTS. THE FACTORY IS LOCATED
ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE MALWIYA, AT SAMARRA, 120 KILOMETERS NORTH
OF BAGHDAD.
CONVERTED          INTO A CHEMICAL
WARFARE FACILITY. A SIMILAR FACILITY EXISTS IN DOUR, 25 KILOMETERS
NORTH OF SAMARRA DRYING INDUSTRIES AND ABOUT 3 KILOMETERS EAST OF THE
TIGRIS RIVER.
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