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IIR 2 721 0044 91/POSSIBLE IRAQI BIOLOGICAL WARFARE RESEARCH
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PASS: (U) DIRAFMIC/AFMIC-CR/ST-I FOR [   (b)(6)   ]
COUNTRY: (U) IRAQ (IZ).
SUBJ: IIR 2 721 0044 91/POSSIBLE IRAQI BIOLOGICAL WARFARE RESEARCH
FACILITY NEAR BAGHDAD "DESERT SHIELD" (U)
WARNING: (U) THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED
INTELLIGENCE.  REPORT CLASSIFIED 
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                        DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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DOI: (U) 880900.
REQS: (U) TSCR-008-91; S-OSG-01323.
SOURCE: [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ][   (b)(7)(D)   ]
SUMMARY:     THIS REPORT IDENTIFIES A POSSIBLE IRAQI BIOLOGICAL
WARFARE RESEARCH CENTER LOCATED WEST OF BAGHDAD.  DESCRIPTION
INCLUDES IDENTIFICATION OF REFRIGERATION UNITS AND KEY RESEARCH
CENTER STAFF.  ENCLOSURES.
TEXT: 1.     AN UNNAMED RESEARCH INSTITUTE DEVOTED TO AGRICULTURAL
AND BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH IS LOCATED IN THE "ABU GHURAYB" AREA
(GEOCOORD:3320N/04410E) APPROXIMATELY EIGHT KILOMETERS WEST OF
BAGHDAD AND 10 - 15 KILOMETERS SOUTHWEST OF CAMP TAJI.  ADJACENT 
TO
AND EAST OF THIS RESEARCH INSTITUTE IS ANOTHER FACILITY WHICH
APPEARED TO BE A SCHOOL.  EAST OF THE SCHOOL IS A MILITARY BASE
CONTAINING MANY TRUCKS (NOT FURTHER IDENTIFIED).  ENCLOSURE 1 (TO
FOLLOW) IS AN OVERVIEW SKETCH OF THE SUBJECT AREA.
2.     [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ][   (b)(7)(D)   ]
3.     THE INSTITUTE IS A TWO STORY RECTANGULAR BUILDING AND
MEASURES 50 METERS BY 15 METERS.  EACH FLOOR HAS A CORRIDOR ON THE
FAR WEST SIDE WHICH RUNS ITS FULL LENGTH.  THE INSTITUTE IS 
DIVIDED
INTO EIGHT LABORATORIES WHICH CONTAIN A TOTAL OF 10 BENCH TOP
LABORATORY REFRIGERATORS MEASURING 1 METER WIDE, 1 METER HIGH, AND
.75 METERS DEEP.  ADDITIONALLY, TWO LARGE WALK-IN LABORATORY
REFRIGERATORS HAD RECENTLY BEEN INSTALLED.  EACH MEASURED TWO
METERS WIDE BY THREE METERS DEEP, AND THREE METERS HIGH.  THESE
LARGE REFRIGERATORS WERE LOCATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR.  THE 
INSTITUTE
ALSO CONTAINED ABOUT THIRTEEN BENCH OVENS WHICH WERE APPROXIMATELY
1 METER WIDE, 1 METER HIGH, AND .75 METERS DEEP.  ENCLOSURE 2 (TO
FOLLOW) IS A SKETCH OF THE RESEARCH CENTER.
4.     THE INSTITUTE'S DIRECTOR AND A WOMAN BELIEVED TO BE HIS 
WIFE
WERE VERY WESTERNIZED, FRIENDLY AND AGGRESSIVE, UNUSUAL TRAITS FOR
IRAQIS.  THEY STATED THEY HAD RECENTLY RETURNED FROM FIVE YEARS OF
STUDY IN GERMANY.  DURING CONVERSATIONS, THE WOMAN TOOK AN ACTIVE
ROLE, UNUSUAL FOR AN IRAQI WOMAN.  THEY GAVE NO NAMES.
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE DIRECTOR AND HIS BELIEVED TO BE WIFE ARE AS
FOLLOWS --
A.     RESEARCH CENTER DIRECTOR --
    - HEIGHT (HT) - 5 FEET 8 INCHES.
    - WEIGHT (WT) - 190 LBS.
    - HAIR - BLACK, LOTS OF GREY, CURLY.
    - AGE - APPROXIMATELY 45 YEARS OLD.
    - BUILD - MUSCULAR, NOT FAT.
    - FACIAL HAIR - MOUSTACHE.
    - KNOWN SPOKEN LANGUAGES- ENGLISH-VERY GOOD; GERMAN-VERY GOOD.
B.     DIRECTOR'S "WIFE" --
    - HT - 5 FEET 8 INCHES.
    - WT - 125 LBS.
    - AGE - APPROXIMATELY 35 YEARS OLD.
    - HAIR - BLACK, SHOULDER LENGTH, PERMED.
    - ADDITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS - VERY ATTRACTIVE; DOMINANT,
AGGRESSIVE PERSONALITY; DRESSED IN FLASHY, WESTERN DRESS.
    - KNOWN SPOKEN LANGUAGES - ENGLISH-VERY GOOD; GERMAN-VERY 
GOOD.
COMMENTS: 1.     (SOURCE COMMENT) - SOURCE FELT THE INSTITUTE WAS
INVOLVED IN MILITARY RESEARCH, PROBABLY BIOLOGICAL WARFARE OR
"POISON GAS" RESEARCH, DUE TO THE FOLLOWING --
    - THE NUMBER AND TYPE OF REFRIGERATORS.
    - ATYPICAL ("UNIRAQI") BEHAVIOR OF THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE.
    - REMOVAL OF EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION TAGS INDICATING IT WAS
PROBABLY PROCURED COVERTLY.
    - THE URGENCY OF THE UPGRADE REQUIREMENT.
2.     (FIELD COMMENT) - SOURCE COULD NOT STATE IF THERE WERE ANY
OF THE SMALLER REFRIGERATORS ON THE FIRST FLOOR.
3.     (FIELD COMMENT)- THE REPORTED FACILITY MAY BE IDENTICAL 
WITH
THE SUSPECTED BW FACILITY AT ABU GHRAIB IDENTIFIED IN PARA 3A(10)
AND 3D OF TSCR-008-91.
4.     500TH MI BDE HEADQUARTERS COMMENT - GEOCOORD:3320N/04412E,
[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]BAGHDAD AMMUNITION PLANT THAT PRODUCES 
SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION.
//IPSP: (U) PT 1610//.
//COMSOBJ: (U) 141//.
ADMIN
PROJ: (U) 264250.
INSTR: (U) US NO.
PREP: (U) (2-40033) 500TH MI BDE.
ENCL: (U) TO FOLLOW - 2 ENCLOSURES.
1. DOCUMENT - SKETCH MAP OF THE UNNAMED POSSIBLE BIOLOGICAL 
WARFARE
INSTITUTE IN RELATION TO BAGHDAD AND TAJI    , 1 COPY, UNDATED,
1 PAGE    .
2. DOCUMENT - SKETCH LAYOUT OF THE UNNAMED POSSIBLE BIOLOGICAL
WARFARE INSTITUTE    , 1 COPY, UNDATED, 1 PAGE 
ACQ: (U) JAPAN (901207).
SENT TO: DIA RTS-2B (W/ENCLS).
DISSEM: (U) FIELD: NONE.
WARNING: (U) REPORT CLASSIFIED 
 



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