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cia_65235_65235_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI BW
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN
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THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON
REQUEST.
THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF A BRIEFING          FEBRUARY
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION CAPABILITY IN THE
SPHERE OF BW AGENT.          THIS INSTALLATION WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED BY COALITION AIR ATTACK. WE BELIEVE THE FERMENTATION
EQUIPMENT FOR BW AGENTS WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN SENT TO LATIFIYA.
WE DO NOT KNOW IF THESE WERE THE SAME P-4 BUILDINGS CALLED E AND H.
THESE BUILDINGS WERE LOCATED EAST OF THE SOLID PROPELLANT PLANT AT
LATIFIYA. THERE WERE AT LEAST THREE BUILDINGS, PROBABLY MORE, AT THE
SITE. WE BELIEVE THE ENTIRE FACILITY WAS FOR BW PRODUCTION. THEY
ALL WERE ABOVE GROUND BUILDINGS,
ALTHOUGH COALITION EFFORTS HAVE DESTROYED ALL IRAQI KNOWN
BW SITES, WE BELIEVE THERE ARE OTHER LOCATIONS WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT.
SO IRAQ PROBABLY STILL HAS THE CAPABILITY TO PRODUCE AND USE BW
WEAPONS. BW BOMBS DO NOT NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE STORED IN COOLED
AREAS--ANTHRAX, FOR EXAMPLE, CAN BE STORED IN MISSILES FOR A LONG
TIME.
IRAQ--SPREAD OF UNKNOWN DISEASE.          WE HAVE
NO INFORMATION TO CONFIRM/REPUDATE THE RUMOR THAT A DISEASE BROKE OUT
NEAR A BW SITE AFTER A COALITION BOMBING OF THE SITE. IT IS
DIFFICULT TO TELL WHAT DISEASE THESE PEOPLE MAY HAVE CAUGHT FROM THE
PRESS REPORTS OF THE SYMPTOMS--THEY ARE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE KNOW
ABOUT THE BW MADE AND STORED IN IRAQ.
TRANSFER OF ARSENAL OF CHEMICAL AND BW WEAPONS.
WE HAVE NO INFORMATION ON THIS QUESTION. HOWEVER, WE
BELIEVE IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IRAQ HAS TRANSFERRED SOME OF ITS CW AND
BW WEAPONS TO THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN IRAQ.
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