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SERIAL: (U) IIR 2 340 0316 91.



/*********** THIS IS A COMBINED MESSAGE ************/

COUNTRY:   (U) IRAQ (IZ).

SUBJECT:   IIR 2 340 0316 91/IRAQI MILITARY FACILITCES (U).

WARNING:   (U) THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED
INTELLEGENCE.  


-                       DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


DOI:    (U) 900600.

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SUMMARY:                  THIS REPORT FORWARDS INFORMATION
REGARDING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN THE VICINITY OF BAGHDAD.  ALSO
INCLUDED ARE THE LOCATIONS OF MILITARY FACILITIES, WEAPONS AND
ANMUNITION STORAGE DEPOTS, MILITARY FACTORIES, AMD OTHER FACILITIES
OF INTEREST THROUGHOUT IRAQ.

TEXT:  1.                 FLD CMT--PARAGRAPHS 2 THROUGH 27 DESCRIBE
MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AND FACILITIES LOCATED IN THE VICINITY OF
BAGHDAD.  TO LOCATE THE FACILITIES DISCUSSED IN PARAGRAPHS 2
THROUGH 27 OF THIS REPORT, THE FOLLOWING MAP SHEETS WERE USED--FOUR
MAP SHEETS OF BAGHDAD, IRAQ; MAP DATA--DMA, SERIES K941, EDITION
S-DMA, SHEETS 1 THROUGH 4, SCALE 1 TO 25,000.  THESE FOUR SHEETS
FALL WITHIN NI 38-1O, 1501, 1 TO 250,000, AND 4856-1, K743, 1 TO
50,000.


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5.                 ARTILLERY AND CHEMICAL MUNITIONS FACTORY--AN
ARTILLERY AND CHEMICAL MUNITIONS FACTORY IS LOCATED AT THE SITE OF
A FORMER CHICKEN FACTORY, LOCATED VIC 472/788, SHEET 4.  IN 1986,
THE EQUIPMENT FROM THE CHICKEN FACTORY WAS REMOVED,UNDERGROUND
FACILITIES WERE BUILT, AND NEW EQUIPMENT WAS INSTALLED.  IT IS NOW
A MILITARY FACTORY THAT BUILDS AND STORES ARTILLERY, ROCKETS, AND
CHEMICAL MUNITIONS.  [b.1. sec. 1.5(c)]   BELIEVES THE FACTORY
MANUFACTURES AND STORES OTHER MUNITIONS.)


[b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]


7.                 ASBESTOS FACTORY--AN ASBESTOS FACTORY IS LOCATED
VIC 500/816 SHEET 4.  THIS IS A GOVERNMENT-OWNED FACTORY.

8.                 PRIVATE ASBESTOS FACTORY--AN ASBESTOS FACTORY
WHICH HAD BEEN PRIVATELY OWNED IS LOCATED VIC 501/814 SHEET 4.  THE
FACTORY WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE GOVERNMENT AND NOW MANUFACTURES
HELMETS FOR THE ARMY.  [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]    THE HELMETS WERE VERY GOOD.
YOU COULD NOT SHOOT THRQUGH THEM EVEN AT A CLOSE RANGE.)  THE
HELMETS ARE MADE WITH A MIXTURE OF FIBERGLASS, ASBESTOS, AND OTHER
U/I MATERIALS.



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16.                 SALMAN PAQ--SALMAN PAQ IS LOCATED VIC 55/74
SHEET 4.  THE FACILITY COVERS AN AREA WITH A TWO KM RADIUS.
ALTHOUGH HIGH SECURITY IS MAINTAINED AROUND THIS FACILITY, [B.1. SEC.1.5.(C)]
STATES THAT THIS FACILITY IS A DECOY.  [B.1. SEC. 1.5.(C)]  WAS TOLD [B.1 sec. 2.5.c.)                                                            THAT
THIS FACILITY IS A DECOY.  TWO ROWS QF LARGE PILLARS CONNECTED BY
WIRES SURROUND THE FACILITY.  THE WIRES AND PILLARS ARE AN
ANTIAIRCRAFT ARD MISSILE PRECAUTION.  THE WIRE IS INTENDED TO
CREATE AN ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD WHICH DEFLECTS INCOMING MISSILES.

THE MAIN CHECKPOINT IS LOCATED SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERCHANGE ANDTHE
CIRCLE LOCATED VIC 580/745 SHEET 4.  A TWO-METER BERM SURROUNDS THE
FACILITY, OUTSIDE THE TWO ROWS OF PILLARS.  THE ROAD FROM 56O/759
SHEET 4, TO 563/753 SHEET 4, HAS BEEN CLOSED.

[B.1. SEC. 1.5.(C)]






22.  OLD CUSTOMS WAREHOUSES--THE OLD CUSTOMS WAREHOUSES LOCATEDVIC
326/863, SHEET 3, ARE NO LONGER BEING USED BY CUSTOMS PERSONNEL.

THE WAREHOUSES ARE NOW USED TO COVER AN UNDERGROUND STORAGESITE
FOR MISSILES AND CHEMICAL MUNITIONS.  THE BUILDINGS HOUSE THE
SPECIAL VEHICLES THAT TRANSPORT THE MISSILES AND CHEMICALMUNITIONS
TO THE FIRING BATTERIES.


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