cia_65364_60886_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI FACILITIES AT HABBANIYA/SA

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DIST:          FEBRUARY 1991



COUNTRY: IRAQ



SUBJ:  IRAQI FACILITIES AT HABBANIYAH AND SAMARRA



DOI:  1983          1990







TEXT:  1.

IRAQ PRODUCES MUSTARD GAS AT A

FACILITY IN HABBANIYAH. THE FACTORY WAS BUILT IN 1983-1984

MACHINERY AND CHEMICALS WERE SUPPLIED LATER

THE HABBANIYAH FACILITY HAS A TEN MEGAWATT

GAS TURBINE GENERATOR WHICH PROVIDES BACK UP POWER. THIS POWER

SUPPLY CAN PRODUCE ENOUGH ELECTRICITY TO KEEP THE FACILITY

OPERATIONAL.

SUPPLIED IRAQ WITH MACHINERY AND CHEMICALS FOR THE HABBANIYAH

FACILITY.) THE FACTORY PRODUCED (CH2CLCH)2S FOR USE AGAINST THE

IRANIANS DURING THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR.          THIS IS

THE CHEMICAL COMPOUND FOR THE BLISTER AGENT, MUSTARD GAS.) THE

PRODUCTION CAPACITY OF THE FACTORY IS 60-80 TONNES PER YEAR. ALL THE

RAW MATERIALS ARE INDIGENOUS.



2. THE SAMARRA DRYING INDUSTRIES PLANT ALSO IS A CHEMICAL

WARFARE FACILITY AND PRODUCES NERVE AGENTS. THE FACTORY IS LOCATED

ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE MALWIYA, AT SAMARRA, 120 KILOMETERS NORTH

OF BAGHDAD.







CONVERTED          INTO A CHEMICAL

WARFARE FACILITY. A SIMILAR FACILITY EXISTS IN DOUR, 25 KILOMETERS

NORTH OF SAMARRA DRYING INDUSTRIES AND ABOUT 3 KILOMETERS EAST OF THE

TIGRIS RIVER.







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