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cia_62912_62912_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI BW PRODUCTION
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE
DIST:          1990
COUNTRY:  IRAQ
SUBJ:           POSSIBLE
BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES OF
A NUTRITIONAL PLANT LOCATED THREE MILES FROM
THE ABU-GHRAI[B MILITARY COMPLEX.
SUMMARY: THE FOLLOWING PROVIDES          ON THE ABU-
GHRAIB INFANT FORMULA PRODUCTION PLANT. ALTHOUGH THE PLANT WAS BUILT
IN 1980 AND HAS NEVER BEEN USED TO PRODUCE INFANT FORMULA, IT STILL
FUNCTIONS IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER WITH ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT BEING
MAINTAINED
TEXT: 1. AS OF A 1985          THE NUTRITIONAL PLANT LOCATED
IN ABU-GHRAIB. THE PLANT WAS FULLY OPERATIONAL. ACCORDING TO
THE FACILITY HAS NOT BEEN
CHANGED SINCE 1985, AND THE EQUIPMENT IS KEPT IN WORKING CONDITION.
2. THE PLANT. WHICH WAS BUILT AS A TURNKEY OPERATION IN 1980
HAS NEVER BEEN USED TO PRODUCE INFANT
FORMULA
COMMENT: ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NO APPARENT SUSPICIOUS
ACTIVITIES AT THE PLANT, IT DOES HAVE THE CAPACITY TO PRODUCE
BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS FROM THE PLANT'S FACILITIES AND FROM FOODSTUFFS
STORED AT THE PLANT.
FOR BACTERIA
PRODUCTION.)
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