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Subject: CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACILITIES AT AL-QAIM AND QUBAYSAH 
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence 
 
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FM CIA 
CITE CIA 535101 
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 
 
NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE. 
 
FEBRUARY 1991 
COUNTRY: IRAQ 
SUBJ: DETAILS ON IRAQI CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACILITIES AT 
AL-QAIM AND QUBAYSAH 
TEXT: 1. THE IRAQI FACILITY FOR RESEARCH ON CHEMICAL WEAPONS 
AT AL-QAIM WAS BUILT      IN THE 1970S. THE  COMPLEX WAS 
ESTABLISHED ORIGINALLY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PHOSPHATE 
FERTILIZER FROM INDIGENOUSLY MINED PHOSPHATE THIS FACILITY 
WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE ORGANIZATION OF TECHNICAL 
INDUSTRY (SOTI) FROM THE STATE ORGANIZATION OF MINERALS 
(SOM) FACILITIES WERE ADDED TO PRODUCE TRIPLE SULPHUR 
PHOSPHATE AND HYDROGEN FLUORIDE (HF). THE PRODUCTION 
CAPACITY OF THE PLANT IS ABOUT 
IRAQ HAS BEEN IMPORTING A STEADY AMOUNT OF NA AL-F2             

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