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Waziriyah - Al Karama General Company

Karama, located in the North-western outskirts of Baghdad, conducts research and development efforts on indigenous guidance and control systems. It is still not clear to what extent this site contributed to the long-range missile program.

The Waziriyah location of the Al Karama General Company, in the northern outskirts of Baghdad, has had overall responsibility for development of the Al Samoud liquid propellant missile. In 1998, the site contained a number of pieces of equipment tagged by UNMOVIC's predecessor, the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM), and several monitoring cameras. None of these were found at the facility. It was claimed that some had been destroyed by the bombing of the site; some had been transferred to other sites. UNMOVIC was able to carry out the inspection tasks that had been planned at Waziriyah, which in addition to serving as the headquarters of the Al Karama Company was an engineering design, research and development facility.

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