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IIR 2 721 0106 90/SAMARRA CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL WARFARE
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SERIAL: (U) IIR 2 721 0106 90
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PASS: [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
COUNTRY: (U) IRAQ (IZ).
SUBJ: IIR 2 721 0106 90/SAMARRA CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL WARFARE
PLANT (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) 880700.
REQS: (U) G-AIF-1620-02-90.
SOURCE: [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ][   (b)(7)(D)   ]
SUMMARY:     THIS REPORT PROVIDES DETAILS CONCERNING THE SAMARRA
CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL WARFARE FACILITY KNOWN AS THE STATE ENTERPRISE
FOR PESTICIDE PRODUCTION.  THREE SKETCHES OF THE FACILITY ARE
ATTACHED.  ENCLOSURES.
TEXT: 1.     SOURCE CONFIRMED THAT IRAQ'S SAMARRA CHEMICAL
BIOLOGICAL WARFARE (CBW) FACILITY [   (b)(7)(D)   ]WAS CALLED THE
STATE ENTERPRISE FOR PESTICIDE PRODUCTION (SEPP) 
(GEOCOORD:335020N/
0435030E).  ENCLOSURE 1 (TO FOLLOW) SHOWS SEPP LOCATED BETWEEN TWO
MAIN ROADS; ONE OF WHICH GOES TO BAGHDAD TO THE SOUTH AND THE 
OTHER
GOES TO THARTHAR LAKE TO THE NORTH.
2.     PHYSICAL SECURITY -- AT ENCLOSURE 2 (TO FOLLOW) IS A SKETCH
WHICH DEPICTS SEPP SURROUNDED BY TWO FENCES.  ONE FENCE IS AROUND
THE PERIMETER (APPROXIMATELY 10 KILOMETERS BY 10 KILOMETERS).  THE
SECOND FENCE IS AROUND THE LABORATORY TESTING AREA.  BOTH FENCES
ARE ABOUT TWO METERS HIGH TOPPED WITH BARBED WIRE.  THERE ARE TWO
ENTRANCES INTO SEPP; ONE IS THE NORTH ENTRANCE AND THE OTHER IS 
THE
WEST ENTRANCE.  BOTH ENTRANCES ARE MONITORED BY ARMED GUARDS WHO
OPERATE MECHANICAL, UPWARD MOVING "TIRE SLASHER" BARRIERS.  EACH
ENTRANCE CONTAINS THREE, HALF BLOCK SERPENTINE BARRIERS SO 
VEHICLES
HAVE TO ENTER USING A SLOW ZIG-ZAG DRIVING TECHNIQUE.
3.     LABORATORY AREA -- AT ENCLOSURE 3 (TO FOLLOW) IS A SKETCH 
OF
THE LAB AREA.  IT IS THREE KILOMETERS SQUARE IN THE SOUTHEAST
QUADRANT OF THE SEPP COMPLEX.  THERE ARE FOUR ROWS OF THREE
WINDOWLESS LAB BUILDINGS ALIGNED NORTH TO SOUTH.  ALL ARE ABOUT 20
METERS BY 20 METERS IN SIZE, COVERED WITH DESERT CAMOUFLAGE 
NETTING
AND SURROUNDED BY TWO METER HIGH CONCRETE WALLS.  NINE OF THE
BUILDINGS ARE "DUMMY" LABS WITHOUT DOORS OR APPROACH WALKWAYS.
DETAILS ON THE THREE LABORATORIES ARE AS FOLLOWS --
A.     LABORATORY ONE - THIS LAB HAS CLIMATIC CONTROL CHAMBERS 
WITH
AN EXHAUST SYSTEM.  ALL FIVE IRAQI'S IN THIS LAB ARE NOT 
SCIENTISTS.
B.     LABORATORY TWO - MOST OF THE INTENSIVE WORK IS CONDUCTED
HERE.  TWENTY LOW-LEVEL IRAQI SCIENTISTS WORK AT DISTINGUISHING 
AND
CATEGORIZING UNKNOWN TOXINS AND CHEMICALS.  KNOWN EQUIPMENT ARE 
GAS
CHROMATOGRAPHS AND HEWLETT PACKARD BALANCERS.
C.     LABORATORY THREE - THIS IS THE METALOGRAPHY LAB WHICH IS
EQUIPPED WITH CARL ZEISS AXIOMAT MICROSCOPES.  FIFTEEN LOW-LEVEL
IRAQI SCIENTISTS WORK HERE.
COMMENTS: 1.            (SOURCE COMMENTS) - THROUGHOUT SEPP ALL
IRAQI WORKERS ARE GOVERNED BY A RULE NOT TO WORK IN FRONT OF
FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES.  BECAUSE OF THIS, SOURCE DOES NOT KNOW
WHAT TYPES OF TOXINS AND CHEMICALS ARE BEING USED.
2.    [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
3. [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
//IPSP: (U) PT 1620//.
//COMSOBJ: (U) 141//.
ADMIN
PROJ: (U) 264301.
COLL: (U) WS.
INSTR: (U) US NO.
PREP: (U) (2-40033) 500TH MI BDE.
ENCL: (U) TO FOLLOW - 3 ENCLOSURES.
1. SKETCH - SKETCH OF TWO ROADS NEAR SEPP (U), 1 COPY, UNDATED,
1 PAGE    .
2. SKETCH - SKETCH OF FENCES AROUND SEPP (U), 1 COPY, UNDATED,
1 PAGE    .
3. SKETCH - SKETCH OF LAB AREA AT SEPP (U), 1 COPY, UNDATED,
1 PAGE    .
ACQ: (U) JAPAN (900215).
DISSEM: (U) FIELD: NONE.
SENT TO: DIA RTS-2B (W/ENCLS).
WARNING: (U) REPORT CLASSIFIED 
 



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