It is reported that among the plants for the manufacture of chemical weapons is a facility at Abu-Ghawwash, which is said to be a plant for filling sprayers.
Due to the notorious inconsistency of Arabic transliteration, it is not immediately possible to associated this reported placename with a standard placename and location in the NIMA GeoNet NameServer. Most of the obvious permutations yield no results, with the closest apparent matches being the Dayr al Khawashin depression at 30°19'00"N 27°24'00"E, the town of Abu Kharash at 31°03'34"N 30°35'19"E, or the Abu Qarahish wadi at 25°14'00"N 34°23'00"E. [And of these four placename words, only Kharash occurs in the FAST search engine, though with no proximate associations]
Sources and Resources
- Egypt: Egypt War Preparations Against IDF Viewed ; FBIS-NES-98-320 ; 11/17/98 [Tel Aviv Hatzofe in Hebrew 25 Sep 98]
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