The reported CW facility near Wau, was said to have been built during 1995 in the Bahr-el-Ghazal Province in south-western Sudan, some 300 kilometers from the Uganda border. This key CW facility is said to be located in a big fruit production factory taken over by the military. Although the Wau facility is reported to be controlled by the Sudanese military, Iraqi technicians are said to work there to supervise safety and security procedures. Iraqi officers are also said to be in charge of the gas storage site.
Production was said to have began in the Fall of 1995. At first, it is reported that an Iraqi team manufactured the Mustard gas. Gradually, they were said to have handed over production to the Sudanese military. However, Iraqi technicians remained responsible for final phases of the manufacture of the gas and its safe storage. The Wau factory reportedly gave Khartoum the capability of using "home-grown" mustard gas against the rebels, thus not implicating its allies in chemical warfare.
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