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061896_cia_65401_60887_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI CW
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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FEB     CIA 535101
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE.
DIST:          FEBRUARY 1991
COUNTRY: IRAQ
SUBJ:   DETAILS ON IRAQI CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACILITIES AT
AL-QAIM AND QUBAYSAH
TEXT: 1. THE IRAQI FACILITY FOR RESEARCH ON CHEMICAL WEAPONS AT AL-
QAIM WAS BUILT          IN THE 1970'S. THE
COMPLEX WAS ESTABLISHED ORIGINALLY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PHOSPHATE
FERTILIZER FROM INDIGENOUSLY MINED PHOSPHATE.THIS FACILITY
WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE ORGANIZATION OF TECHNICAL INDUSTRY (SOTI)
FROM THE STATE ORGANIZATION OF MINERALS (SOM). FACILITIES WERE ADDED
TO PRODUCE TRIPLE SULPHUR PHOSPHATE, AND HYDROGEN FLOURIDE (HF).
IRAQ HAS BEEN IMPORTING A STEADY AMOUNT OF CRYOLITE, NA AL F2
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