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IIR 2 201 0825 93/BAGHDAD MEDICAL CITY (U).

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SERIAL:  (U)  IIR 2 201 0825 93.
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PASS:  (U)  DIA FOR DB-8C/2D/3B/3C, DAH-6/3/7/5 FOR INFO.
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COUNTRY:  (U)  IRAQ (IZ); NORTH KOREA (KN); UNITED KINGDOM (UK);
BRAZIL (BR).
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SUBJ:  IIR 2 201 0825 93/BAGHDAD MEDICAL CITY (U).
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WARNING:  (U)  THIS IS AN INFO REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED
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DOI:  (U)  880000-920800.
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REQS:  (U)  D-T5A-1610-02-90; G-OSG-1610-03-93.
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SUMMARY:          THIS REPORT PROVIDES A CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS
SURROUNDING THE AL HAZEN INSTITUTE, THE IBN AL HAITHAM INSTITUTE
AND THE BAGHDAD MEDICAL CITY, AND THEIR LINKS TO BIOLOGICAL 
WARFARE
PROGRAMS - ENCLOSURE.
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TEXT:  (U)
1.          AT THE BEGINNING OF 1988, THE AL HAZEN INSTITUTE WAS
FIRST IDENTIFIED AND LINKED TO THE SALMAN PAK BIOLOGICAL WARFARE
(BW) FACILITY.
2.          THE IRAQI JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PUBLISHED AN
ARTICLE FROM THE CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT AT THE IBN AL HAITHAM
INSTITUTE IN BAGHDAD, IRAQ, ON TRACE ELEMENTS OF HEAVY METALS 
FOUND
IN IRAQI CHEWING GUM.  ((FIELD COMMENT) - SEE PARAGRAPH 14 FOR 
MORE
INFORMATION).
3.          IN MID 1990, AN IBN AL HAITHAM INSTITUTE WAS DESCRIBED
AS BEING IN THE MEDICAL CITY.
4.          IN FEBRUARY 1991, A BOOKLET CALLED 'STORM IN THE GULF'
WAS PUBLISHED BY AN IRAQI AUTHOR LIVING IN THE WEST.  HE STATED
THAT THE IRAQI SECRET SERVICE WAS CALLED THE IBN AL HAITHAM.
5.          IN SEPTEMBER 1991, UNSCOM 15 LOOKED FOR AN UNDERGROUND
BW FACILITY IN THE MEDICAL CITY.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]

       .  ((SOURCE COMMENT) -[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]

        .  THE TEAM ALSO ASKED ABOUT THE IBN AL HAITHAM INSTITUTE
AND WAS TOLD IT WAS AN EYE HOSPITAL.
6.          AT THE END OF 1991, U/I MATERIAL WAS MOVED TO A BUNKER
NEAR AL AMIRIYAH.
7.          IN JANUARY 1992, THE MEDICAL CITY WAS CLEANED (NFI).
8.          ALSO IN JANUARY 1992, A SOURCE STATED THAT THE
GOVERNMENT CHEMICAL INSTITUTE WAS MOVED TO MOSUL.
9.          IN FEBRUARY 1992, UNSCOM 21 AGAIN LOOKED FOR AN
UNDERGROUND BUNKER IN THE MEDICAL CITY.  THE INSPECTION TEAM HAD
HAND-DRAWN MAPS WHICH THEY GAVE TO THE IRAQI'S IN AN ATTEMPT TO
LOCATE THE BUNKER.  ((SOURCE COMMENT) - THE IRAQI'S NOW BELIEVED
THAT THIS INFORMATION CAME FROM A HUMAN SOURCE).
10.          IN MARCH 1992, THE IBN AL HAITHAM MISSILE RESEARCH 
AND
DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE WAS ESTABLISHED.
11.          IN APRIL 1992, THE MEDICAL CITY WAS REPORTEDLY CLOSED
TO FOREIGNERS AND ONLY NORTH KOREAN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WERE 
ALLOWED INTO THE AREA.
12.          IN JULY 1992, ALL PERSONNEL WERE MOVED OUT OF THE
MEDICAL CITY INTO TWO SEPARATE FACILITIES.  ONE FACILITY WAS NORTH
OF MOSUL NEAR THE TIGRIS RIVER AND WAS DESCRIBED AS BEING SIMILAR
TO THE ONE IN THE MEDICAL CITY.  THE SECOND FACILITY WAS THE
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATION.  ((FIELD COMMENT) - THIS 
IS
THE MINISTRY WHERE THE STANDOFF OCCURRED DURING THE UNSCOM 39
SEARCH FOR A POSSIBLE UNDERGROUND FACILITY).
13.          ON 9 AUGUST 1992, THE BRITISH MAGAZINE 'THE OBSERVER'
RAN AN ARTICLE CALLED "IRAQI SCIENTIST TELLS TEN YEAR SECRET FROM
TEHRAN."  THE ARTICLE DESCRIBED BW RESEARCH CARRIED OUT UNDER THE
CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE AT A FACILITY WITH A NAME SIMILAR TO
THE AL HAZAN INSTITUTE.
14.          THE IRAQI'S DECLARED THE EXISTENCE OF THE TECHNICAL
RESEARCH CENTER, OF WHICH A PORTION WAS INVOLVED IN THE ANALYSIS 
OF
FOODSTUFFS.  ((SOURCE COMMENT) - THE FOOD ANALYSIS AT THE 
TECHNICAL
RESEARCH CENTER IS SIMILAR WORK TO THAT DONE BY THE IBN AL HAITHAM
INSTITUTE MENTIONED IN AN ARTICLE FROM THE IRAQI JOURNAL OF
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE ON CHEWING GUM.  SOURCE BELIEVES IT UNLIKELY 
FOR
IRAQ TO HAVE TWO FORENSIC DEPARTMENTS IN EXISTENCE AT THE SAME
TIME).
15.          UNSCOM 42 INSPECTED THE MISSILE RESEARCH CENTER AT 
IBN
AL HAITHAM (NFI).
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COMMENTS:  (U)
1.          ((SOURCE COMMENT) - A PORTION OF THE BAGHDAD METRO
SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED TO RUN UNDER THE MEDICAL CITY.  AN U/I 
AMERICAN
COMPANY AND AN U/I BRAZILIAN COMPANY WERE INITIALLY INVOLVED IN
PART OF THE DESIGN WORK.  THE METRO WAS DESIGNED TO BE
NUCLEAR/BIOLOGICAL/CHEMICAL (NBC) SECURE WITH WALLS 2.5 METERS
THICK AND THE ROOF 3.5 METERS THICK.  AN AIR LOCK SYSTEM WAS ALSO
PLANNED.  TWO METRO STATIONS WERE NEAR THE MOD AND THE MINISTRY OF
AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATION.  THE COMPANIES WERE DISMISSED AFTER
PROVIDING THE DESIGN PLANS.  GIVEN THE PLANS FOR THE TUNNELS, THE
IRAQI'S COULD HAVE BUILT PORTIONS OF THE PLANNED METRO SYSTEM NEAR
THE MEDICAL CITY.  THIS MIGHT EXPLAIN THE INFORMATION ABOUT
MATERIAL MOVING FROM THE MEDICAL CITY TO THE AGRICULTURE 
MINISTRY).
2.  (U)  ((FIELD COMMENT) - AN OCTOBER 1982 ARTICLE IN THE BRITISH
MAGAZINE 'TUNNELS AND TUNNELLING' ENTITLED "BAGHDAD METRO - FIRST
IN THE MIDDLE EAST" PROVIDES BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON 
CONSTRUCTION
OF THE BAGHDAD METRO SYSTEM - SEE ENCLOSURE).
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//IPSP:  (U)  PT 1610; PT 1610//.
//COMSOBJ:  (U)  141; 141//.
ADMIN
PROJ:  (U)  202019.
INSTR:  (U)  US  NO.
PREP:  (U)  2-10479.
ENCL:  (U)  NEWS ARTICLE, "BAGHDAD METRO - FIRST IN THE MIDDLE
EAST", (U), OCTOBER 1982, 1 COPY, 3 PAGES, (U).
ACQ:  (U)  FT BELVOIR, VA, (930511).
DISSEM:  (U)  FIELD: NONE,  SENT TO: DIA-DSP-2B.
WARNING: (U) REPORT CLASSIFIED 








 



 

 



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