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Subject: DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF ALLIED BOMBING  
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence 
 
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN 
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN 
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF 
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON 
REQUEST. 
 
 
                       JUN 91 INTEL 
 
COUNTRY: IRAQ 
SUBJ: REPORT ON DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF ALLIED BOMBING ON THE 
IRAQI NUCLEAR WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 
DOI:  1991 
 
SUMMARY: THIS REPORT PROVIDES INFORMATION ON DAMAGE 
INFLICTED TO THE IRAQI NUCLEAR WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 
FROM ALLIED BOMBING DURING THE GULF WAR.  TWO OF ITS SEVEN 
OPERATIONAL AND RESEARCH FACILITIES WERE DAMAGED, RESULTING 
IN APPROXIMATELY 20 PERCENT OVERALL DAMAGE TO THE PROGRAM 
 
 
 
                                        DURING THE GULF WAR 
THE ALLIED FORCES BOMBING OF IRAQI FACILITIES INFLICTED A 
MAXIMUM OF 20 PERCENT DAMAGE ON THE IRAQI NUCLEAR WEAPONS 
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.  MOST OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED IN TWO 
FACILITIES--THE HEADQUARTERS (HQ) OF THE IRAQI NUCLEAR 
WEAPONS PROGRAM, CALLED THE TUWAITHA OR AL-DIYALLA FACILITY, 
LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEASTERN EDGE OF BAGHDAD, AND THE AL-
SAFAA URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACTORY LOCATED NORTH OF BAGHDAD. 
 
                                ALLIED FORCES BOMBING 
       INFLICTED A GREAT AMOUNT OF DAMAGE ON TUWAITHA; 
HOWEVER, MOST OF THE FACILITIES DESTROYED BELONGED TO THE 
IRAQI NUCLEAR POWER COMMISSION OR WERE ADMINISTRATIVE 
FACILITIES.  SOME OF THE TUWAITHA FACILITIES DESTROYED AND 
DAMAGED DURING THE BOMBING  WERE: 
A. THE SO-CALLED       FACILITIES , WHICH WERE 
       COMPLETELY DESTROYED 
 
       HOUSED INPC RESEARCH FACILITIES. 
B. THE REACTOR BUILDING AND A SMALL TEST REACTOR,           
WHICH REMAINED FROM THE TIME THAT OSIRAK WAS BUILT 
                   BOTH WERE DESTROYED. 
C. ONE PRODUCTION UNIT WAS DAMAGED.  THIS UNIT PROCESSED 
SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL AND CONTAINED TWO HOT CELLS FOR THIS 
PURPOSE.  BOMBING OF THIS UNIT CAUSED SOME NUCLEAR 
CONTAMINATION.  BECAUSE OF THE CONTAMINATION, TUWAITHA WAS 
CLOSED FOR TWO DAYS AFTER THE BOMBING. 
 
D. THE NUCLEAR REACTOR BUILDING WAS DAMAGED. THE REACTOR 
INSIDE THE BUILDING WAS SHUT DOWN BEFORE THE GULF WAR.  


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