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Subject: BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES   
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence  
  
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SECTION 1 OF 2  
  
CITE CIA 341473  
  
SERIAL:   
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY  
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NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE  
REPORT CLASS   
NOVEMBER 1990  
COUNTRY: IRAQ  
  
SUBJ: POSSIBLE BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES  
OF A NUTRITIONAL PLANT LOCATED THREE MILES FROM THE ABU- 
GHRAIB MILITARY COMPLEX.  
SUMMARY: THE FOLLOWING PROVIDES  
GHRAIB INFANT FORMULA PRODUCTION PLANT ALTHOUGH THE PLANT   
WAS BUILT IN 1980 AND HAS NEVER BEEN USED TO PRODUCE INFANT  
FORMULA, IT STILL FUNCTIONS IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER WITH  
ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT BEING MAINTAINED.  
  
TEXT: 1. AS OF A 1985 THE NUTRITIONAL PLANT LOCATED  
IN ABU-GHRAIB, THE PLANT WAS FULLY. ACCORDING TO  
                                                           
THE FACILITY HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED SINCE 1985 AND THE  
EQUIPMENT IS KEPT IN WORKING CONDITION.  
 
2. THE PLANT WHICH WAS BUILT AS A TURNKEY OPERATION IN 1980   
HAS NEVER BEEN USED TO PRODUCE INFANT FORMULA.  
COMMENT; ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NO APPARENT SUSPICIOUS   
ACTIVITIES AT THE PLANT IT DOES HAVE THE CAPACITY TO PRODUCE  
BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS FROM THE PLANT'S FACILITIES AND FROM   
FOODSTUFFS STORED AT THE PLANT.  
  
THE IRAQIS  HAVE THE ABILITY FOR BACTERIA PRODUCTION.  
  
ADMIN  
ACQ:   
DISSEM:  


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