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061896_cia_65058_65057_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI BW
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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MAR 91           CIA 582453
SUBJECT:  MIDDLE EAST BRIEF
CONTENTS
1.  IRAQ-          : SITUATION REPORT
1. IRAQ-         : SITUATION REPORT
PLUNDERED EQUIPMENT WITH BW PRODUCTION APPLICATIONS
IRAQI FORCES REMOVED STATE-OF-
THE-ART FERMENTATION AND PROCESSING EQUIPMENT FROM THE KUWAITI
INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING A 1,500-LITER FERMENTER,
CENTRIFUGE, AND SPRAY DRYER; AN UNIDENTIFIED ARABIC NEWSPAPER
REPORTEDLY CARRIED AN ADVERTISEMENT SEEKING A BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEER
TO START UP THE EQUIPMENT IN BAGHDAD
COMMENT: THE EQUIPMENT, IF IT SURVIVED COALITION AIRSTRIKES,
WOULD ENABLE IRAQ TO PRODUCE MILITARILY SIGNIFICANT QUANTITIES OF
BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS IN A SHORT TIME.
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