Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

IDENTIFICATION OF BW RELATED FACILITY AT Filename:0620rpt.91f DTG: 080626 FEB 91 FM: [ (b)(6) ] VIA: NMIST NET TO: CENTCOM FWD/CCJ2-T SUBJ: IDENTIFICATION OF BW RELATED FACILITY AT LATIFIYA [ b.2. ] 1. (U) [ (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4) ] 2. (U) MAJOR POINTS: A. CLEAR AND UNAMBIGIOUS EVIDENCE NOW EXISTS THAT THE FACILITY DESIGNATED LATIFIYA SUSPECT BW FACILITY, LTMS GEO COORDINATES 330055N 0441319E IS IN FACT BW RELATED. B. THIS FACILITY HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE SALMAN PAK BW FACILITY [ (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4) ]. THE FACILITY WAS FIRST NOTED UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN 1987, AND WAS FOR THE MOST PART EXTERNALLY COMPLETE IN LATE 1988. INTERNAL FITTING OUT HAD CONTINUED FOR SOME TIME AFTER. ALL BUT ONE OF THE MAJOR BUILDINGS IN THE FACILITY EXHIBIT CONSIDERABLE AIR HANDLING/PROCESSING CAPABILITY. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS FACILITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH HANDLING OF BOTULINUM TOXIN (BT), PROBABLY FROM THE WEAPONIZATION ASPECT. INFORMATION AVAILABLE INDICATES THAT THE AREA SERVES AS A BT WEAPONS FILL FACILITY. C. THIS FACILITY IS PART OF AN OVERALL COMPLEX KNOWN [ (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4) ]AS THE LATIFIYA EXPLOSIVES AND AMMUNITION PLANT AL QA,QAA. THE ACTUAL IRAQI NAME FOR THE COMPLEX IS THE AL QA QAA GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISE. THE COMPLEX CONSISTS OF AT LEAST A SOLID PROPELLANT FACILITY, A SUSPECTED SCUD PRODUCTION FACILITY, A SSM EQUIPMENT PRODUCTION FACILITY, A U/I FACILITY UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND THE NEWLY IDENTIFIED BW FACILITY. D. THE BW FACILITY LOCATED AT THE EASTERN END OF THE COMPLEX [ (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4) ] E. [ (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4) ] THE FACILITY IS NEWLY IDENTIFIED, THE INSTALLATION CAN BE FOUND [ (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4) ] 3. [ (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4) ]