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SECTION 1 OF 2 

SERIAL:  (U) IIR 1 521 0272 95. 
 
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PASS:  (U)  [b.2., b.6.]

COUNTRY:  (U) IRAQ (IZ). 

SUBJECT:  IIR 1 521 0272 95/UNDERGROUND CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL WARFARE
FACILITY IN BAGHDAD, IRAQ (U).
 
WARNING:  (U) THIS IS AN INFO REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTEL. 






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                        DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
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DOI:  (U) 930000- [b.6.]

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

SUMMARY:                REPORT PROVIDES CHEMICAL AND 
BIOLOGICAL WARFARE (CBW) INFO ON A CBW FACILITY IN BAGHDAD, IRAQ. 
THIS INCLUDES INFORMATION ON THE FACILITY'S UNDERGROUND PORTION;
CBW 
AGENTS USED IN THREE MOBILE MISSILES AND DURING THE PERSIAN GULF 
WAR; A NEW CANNON; METAL BOXES USED TO TRANSPORT CBW AGENTS. 
TEXT:  1. [b.1.  sec. 1.5.(c)]
          A CBW FACILITY LOCATED IN BAGHDAD.  
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2.                                    ALLIED BOMBING OF THIS 
FACILITY DID NOT CAUSE ANY DAMAGE TO THE CBW WORK AREAS.  

     b.1. sec. 1.5.(a), (c)]

                    
                           PERSONNEL WORKING 
IN THESE INTENSE RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION LABORATORIES WORE 
PROTECTIVE SUITS, INCLUDING GLOVES AND MASKS SIMILAR TO THOSE WORN 
IN A HOSPITAL OPERATING ROOM.  SOURCE KNOWS OF NO OTHER PROTECTIVE 
SUITS WORN.  UNITED NATIONS INSPECTORS HAD INSPECTED THIS FACILITY 
SINCE THE PERSIAN GULF WAR.  NFI. 
3.                     CBW AGENTS.  THIS FACILITY PRODUCED 
UNIDENTIFIED (U/I) CBW AGENTS FOR CBW-CAPABLE WARHEADS FROM VARIOUS
U/I MISSILE SYSTEMS, TO INCLUDE THOSE DESIGNATED AS AL HUSAYN, AL 
ABBAS, AND ABBA BIL.  EXACT NAMES OR FORMULAS OF CBW AGENTS
PRODUCED WERE UNKNOWN.  WHETHER BULK AGENTS WERE STORED ON THE
PREMISES OR NOT WAS UNKNOWN.  RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION OF ALL THREE
MISSILES WAS COMPLETE.    [b.1.  sec. 1.5.(c)]

                                       ALL THREE MISSILES WERE MADE

TO CARRY CBW AGENTS.  
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3A.                      AL HUSAYN.  NAMED AFTER A SHIITE IMAM,
THIS MISSILE WAS USED WITH CBW AGENTS DURING THE IRAN/IRAQ WAR. 
THOUGH TRANSPORTED BY VEHICLES, IT WAS MOUNTED ON AN AUTOMATIC
LAUNCHER THAT COULD CARRY THREE DIFFERENT CHEMICALS AND
MICROBACTERIALOGICAL AGENTS.  NFI. 
3B.                      AL ABBAS.  THIS WAS ORIGINALLY A FOREIGN 
(GERMAN OR RUSSIAN) MISSILE THAT WAS MODIFIED TO GO LONGER RANGES. 
RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION OF THIS MISSILE WAS COMPLETED AFTER THE 
PERSIAN GULF WAR.  THIS MISSILE HAD NEVER BEEN USED SINCE ITS 
PRODUCTION.  NFI. 
3C.                      ABBA BIL.  THE NAME, TAKEN FROM THE KORAN,
DESCRIBED THE KIND OF MISSILE THE ABBA BIL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE. 
THIS MISSILE, ORIGINALLY FROM RUSSIA OR GERMANY, WAS MODIFIED TO GO
LONGER RANGES.  RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION OF THIS MISSILE WAS NOT 
COMPLETED UNTIL AFTER THE PERSIAN GULF WAR.  THIS MISSILE HAD NEVER
BEEN USED.  NFI. 

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



5.                      CBW USAGE.  SMALL AMOUNTS OF U/I CBW AGENTS
MANUFACTURED AT THIS FACILITY WERE USED DURING THE GULF WAR.  THESE
CBW AGENTS WERE USED AGAINST U.S. TROOPS LOCATED IN THE SOUTHERN 
PART OF SAUDI ARABIA.  IRAQI EMPLOYEES AT THIS CBW FACILITY OFTEN 
BRAGGED ABOUT THESE CBW AGENTS AS THEY CONSIDERED THE ATTACKS 
AGAINST U.S. TROOPS AS ONE OF THEIR GREATEST FEATS.  NFI. 

6.                      METAL BOXES.  OCCASIONALLY, LARGE OR SMALL 
METAL BOXES ARRIVED.  THESE WERE USUALLY SQUARE, SOMETIMES 
RECTANGULAR BOXES MADE OF STAINLESS STEEL.  THEY WERE REPORTED TO 
CONTAIN CHEMICALS AND MICROBACTERIALOGICAL SUBSTANCES IN POWDER 
FORM.  WHETHER THESE COMPOUNDS WERE SHIPPED SEPARATE OR TOGETHER OR
WHETHER THE CBW AGENTS WERE MIXED TOGETHER WAS UNKNOWN.  THE BOXES 
DID NOT MAKE NOISE WHEN MOVED OR SHAKEN.  THESE SAME TYPE OF BOXES 
WERE SENT OUT WITH CHEMICALS OR MICROBACTERIALOGICAL PRODUCTS 
PRODUCED AT THIS FACILITY.  ONLY OFFICES RECEIVING OR SENDING THESE
BOXES, KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY CONTAINED.  CBW AGENTS WERE NEVER PUT
DIRECTLY INTO A WEAPON AT THIS FACILITY AS THEY WERE ALWAYS SENT
OUT AND INSTALLED ELSEWHERE.  THE LOCATIONS WHERE CBW AGENTS WERE
SENT OR INSTALLED WAS UNKNOWN.  NFI. 
COMMENTS:    
          [b.1.  sec. 1.5.(c)]
     
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DISSEM:  (U) FIELD:  NONE. 

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DECL:  OADR 

 



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