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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Al Fallah

Prior to the release of the 28 May 2004 IAEA report, this facility was not previously associated with Libya's nuclear weapons program in the open literature. It is unclear whether the US intelligence community had associated this facility with Libya's nuclear ambitions prior to the year 2003, when Libya decided to abandon the weapons program.

Called Site B by the IAEA, the new location for centrifuge R&D, also used to store UF6, was at Al Fallah ("The Peasant").

Libya stated that by April 2002, for security reasons, the centrifuge equipment associated with the three cascades was dismantled, boxed and moved to Al Fallah (Site B), where it remained in storage, except for the parts transferred out of Libya.

This location is obscure, and may be the Fallah Industrial Zone, which is near Markaz Azahif Alakhdar in Tripoli. The General Department of Judicial Police of the Secretariat of Justice and Public Security is in Fallah, Tripoli. The Biruni Remote Sensing Centre is on Fallah Road in Tripoli.

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