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Subject: IRAQI BIOLOGICAL WARFARE 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. 
 
                                                                        
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APR 9 2 
 
CITE CIA 331049 
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 
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APRIL 1992 
 
COUNTRY:  IRAQ 
 
SUBJ: REPORT ON THE IRAQI BIOLOGICAL WARFARE FACILITIES AT 
THE AQABA ESTABLISHMENT, AND PROJECTS 600 AND 400, 
 
SUMMARY:  THIS REPORT PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE LOCATION 
OF AND ACTIVITIES AT THE IRAQI BIOLOGICAL WARFARE PROGRAM 
FACILITIES AT THE AQABA ESTABLISHMENT, AND PROJECTS 600 AND 
400.  INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON FACILITIES' DESCRIPTIONS, 
EQUIPMENT, AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE WEAPONIZATION ACTIVITIES.  
 
TEXT: 1. THE AQABA ESTABLISHMENT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1986 AND 
WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROJECTS 400 AND 600 (BOTH FACILITIES 
INVOLVED IN THE WEAPONIZATION OF IRAQI BIOLOGICAL WARFARE 
(BW) AGENTS). 
 
 
2. THE AQABA ESTABLISHMENT WAS LOCATED SOUTH OF BAGHDAD IN 
THE VICINITY OF (33-08 N, 44-21 E), WEST OF HIGHWAY 8, AND 
TWO KILOMETERS (KM) NORTH OF THE BADR ESTABLISHMENT.  THE 
FACILITY WAS APPROXIMATELY TWO KM FROM THE MAIN HIGHWAY.  A 
CLUSTER BOMB FACTORY WAS LOCATED          NEARBY                                                                              
(c) 
 
                                  ALL MAP COORDINATES 
PROVIDED IN THIS REPORT GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES.) 
 
4. PROJECT 600 WAS KNOWN AS THE "BABY MILK FACTORY" AND WAS 
LOCATED ON THE HIGHWAY FROM BAGHDAD TO FALLUJAH IN THE 
VICINITY OF (33-18 N, 44-11 E) SOME EQUIPMENT FOR A MILK 
FACTORY WAS INSTALLED AT THE FACILITY AND SAMPLES WERE 
DISTRIBUTED. 
BASED ON THE LEVEL OF SECURITY AT THE FACTORY, 
IT DID NOT MAKE MILK.) THE FACILITY HAD VERY HIGH-SECURITY 
INCLUDING GUARDS AND SENTRIES WHO PATROLLED THE COMPOUND, 
A CONCRETE FENCE AND BERM.  AND ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY 
EMPLACEMENTS. 
 
5. THE PROJECT 600 FACILITY WAS CONVERTED TO A BW FILLING       
PLANT 
THE FILLING  FACTORY WAS  BUILT WITHIN THE PREEXISTING MILK 
FACTORY.  A SIX M HIGH DIRT BERM WAS CONSTRUCTED AROUND THE 
FACILITY 
 
6. IN    1990,THE-FACILITY WAS READY TO FILL BW WEAPONS 


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