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SUBJECT: IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE PROGRAM

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.







SUBJECT:

TRUCK DRIVER                FROM IRAQ







THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS DATED           AUGUST 90.







A. A VERY LARGE CHEMICAL FACTORY IS LOCATED 10 KM FROM THE

IRAQ/SYRIA BORDER AND NORTH OF THE TWO CITIES OF ABU KEMAL AND

QUSAYBAH.

B. AN AIR FORCE UNDERGROUND HQS AND MISSILE TEST FACILITY

WITH ONE METER THICK CONCRETE ROOFING IS LOCATED 160 KM FROM

THE JORDANIAN/IRAQI BORDER ON THE ROAD TO AL-RUTBAH.

C. AN UNDERGROUND FUEL DEPOT AND AN AIR BASE ARE LOCATED

16 KM NORTH OF AL-RUTBAH.

D. AN AIR BASE WITH ROCKETS (CHEMICAL) IS LOCATED 10 KM

INSIDE THE "NO MAN'S LAND" OF THE BORDER AREA NEAR ABU TRAIBIL

ON THE BORDER BETWEEN JORDAN AND IRAQ. THE ROCKETS HAVE A

1,000 KM RANGE

E. AIR BASE "AL WALID" IS LOCATED 50 KM FROM AL-RUTBAH.



F. A NEW SITE WITH THREE MISSIL "SITES" IS LOCATED 5 KM







NORTH OF AKKASHAT, WHICH IS 30 KM WEST OF AL-RUTBAH. THE SITE

WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1988 AND HAS "AIR TO GROUND" MISSILES.

THIS MAY BE A STORAGE SITE OR A GROUND TO AIR

VICE AIR TO GROUND MISSILE SITEM

G. A TANK FACTORY WHICH SPECIALIZES IN PLACING TREADS ON

TANKS IS LOCATED AT ABU GARIB WHICH ITSELF IS LOCATED IN THE

AL-MA'DAN (ARABIC: MEM, AIN, DAHL, NUN) AREA. THIS AREA IS 30

KM BEFORE BAGHDAD ON THE BAGHDAD TO AL-FALLUJAH ROAD. THERE

ARE A NUMBER OF HOSTAGES (BR/FR/US) LOCATED AT THIS FACTORY.

H. AN AIR BASE WITH ROCKETS            IS LOCATED 30 KM NORTH

OF BASRA ON THE MIDDLE ROAD TO AL-NASIRIYAH NEAR THE RIVER

(FRESH WATER VICE SALT).

I. AN UNDERGROUND JOINT HQS FOR THE ARMY AND AIR FORCE IS

LOCATED AT SHAIBAH, 25-30 KM NORTH OF BASRA. THIS LOCATION

ALSO HAS THE LARGEST STORAGE FACILITY IN IRAQ PLUS ROUGHLY

FIFTY (50) HELICOPTERS.

J. THERE IS AN ATOMIC  FACTORY           LOCATED 30 KM FROM

BAGHDAD ON THE ROAD TO AL-AMARAH. THIS SITE IS BEFORE AL-KUT

AND AFTER THE BRIDGE CALLED "DIALLII".

K. THERE ARE ABOUT 20-25                   EXPERTS WORKING AT A

CHEMICAL FACTORY LOCATED NEAR AL-SAMAWAH ON THE ROAD BETWEEN

BAGHDAD AND AL-NASIRIYAH.

L. THERE IS A SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILE BASE LOCATED ON

THE ROAD BETWEEN AL-NUKHAIB AND KARBALLA. THE UNIFORMS WORN IN

THIS CAMP WERE ALL THE SAME COLOR, BLUE.

CHECKED FOR CONTAMINATION BY A MACHINE

PRIOR TO LEAVING THE CAMP







M. THERE IS AN AIR BASE LOCATED 60 KM WEST OF AL-NUKHAIB

ON THE ROAD TO THE SAUDI/IRAQ BORDER TOWN OF JUDAIDAT'AR'R

N.

O. THERE ARE PLENTY OF SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES IN THE DORA

AREA OF BAGHDAD.

P. THERE IS AN UNDERGROUND MISSILE STORAGE SITE 2 KM WEST

OF AL-MUSAIYAB, I.E., FROM THE WEST BANK OF THE RIVER.

Q. THERE IS AN ABOVE GROUND STORAGE FACILITY MADE OF

CONCRETE FOR AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES FOR PLANES/HELICOPTERS

(ANTI-TANK) HALF-WAY BETWEEN AL-HILAH AND AL-MUSAIYAB.

R. THERE IS A FACTORY WHICH PRODUCES ALL TYPES OF SHELLS

LOCATED 25 KM BETWEEN BAGHDAD AND AL-MAHMUDIYAH (AKA

YUSIFIYAH).

S. THE RASHID AIR BASE IN BAGHDAD IS THE LARGEST MILITARY

BASE IN IRAQ. IT HAS HELICOPTER PADS AND IS USED FOR ALL TYPES

OF TRAINING.

T. A HQS FOR SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILES IS LOCATED 5 KM

NORTH OF BAGHDAD ON THE ROAD TO SAMARRA'.

U. THE CENTER FOR THE REPUBLICAN GUARDS IS LOCATED AT

AL-HABBANIYAH, WEST OF BAGHDAD. THIS INCLUDES THE SPECIAL

FORCES AND THE PERSONAL GUARDS FOR THE PRESIDENT.







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