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Subject: IRAQI BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS FACILITIES  
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. 
 
  
CITE CIA 286513 
 
SERIAL: 
 
 
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 
 
MARCH 1992 
COUNTRY:   IRAQ 
 
SUBJ:  IRAQI BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS FACILITIES 
SUMMARY:   THIS REPORT PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE LOCATIONS 
OF AND DESCRIPTIONS OF SEVERAL BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS FACILITIES 
IN IRAQ. 
 
TEXT: 1.   AS OF            1991, THE MAIN OFFICES FOR THE 
IRAQI BIOLOGICAL  WEAPONS RESEARCH EFFORT WERE LOCATED IN 
BAGHDAD ON THE SAME STREET AS THE U. S. EMBASSY, IN AN AREA 
BELOW TAMIYA STREET TOWARDS THE TIGRIS RIVER AND NOT FAR 
FROM THE BABIL FILM AND CINEMA COMPANY.  THE OFFICE COMPLEX 
WAS IN THE AL MASBAR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND 
IN 1980 THE FACILITY WAS CALLED IBN AL HAITHM.  THE OFFICES 
WERE HOUSED IN SIX OR SEVEN LARGE HOUSES, LOCATED ON THE-
BANK OF THE TIGRIS RIVER, IN A COMPLEX STRETCHING FROM 
APPROXIMATELY-7TH STREET UP TO 10TH STREET. 
 
2. THE  ROAD PASSING BY THE BAGHDAD OFFICE COMPLEX WAS 
CLOSED, AND THE AREA WAS SURROUNDED BY A WIRE-MESH FENCE.  
PATROLLED By ARMED GUARDS,  
                               THE COMPLEX CONTAINED A LARGE 
NUMBER OF TREES AND APPROXIMATELY 700  METERS (M).OF 
GARDENS. COMMENT 
 
3.  THE SALMAN PAK BIOLOGICAL WARFARE FACILITY WAS LOCATED 
ON A PENINSULA CAUSED BY A BEND IN THE TIGRIS RIVER, 
APPROXIMATELY FIVE KILOMETERS (KM) FROM THE ARCH LOCATED IN 
THE TOWN OF SALMAN PAK.  THE FACILITY AREA COMPRISED MORE 
THAN 20 SQUARE KM, AND MIGHT HAVE BEEN KNOWN AS A FARMERS 
(OR AGRICULTURAL) EXPERIMENTATION CENTER.  THE PENINSULA WAS 
FENCED OFF AND PATROLLED BY A LARGE GUARD FORCE. IMMEDIATELY 
INSIDE AND TO THE EAST OF THE FENCE LINE WERE TWO OPULENT 
VILLAS: THE LARGER BUILT FOR IRAQI PRESIDENT ((SADDAM)).  
HUSAYN AND THE OTHER FOR HIS HALF-BROTHER, ((BARAZAN)) AL-
TIKRITI.  
 
4. A MAIN PAVED ROAD RAN THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE SALMAN 
PAK FACILITY/PENINSULA. 


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