Its main headquarters complex in the Aladhamia area of Baghdad, which is said to cover more than 300 km2, includes a prison and interrogation center in addition to a variety of support facilities. Istikhbarat also has a facility at Al Rashid camp in Baghdad.
Istikhabarat has regional headquarters and their responsibilities include;
- Kirkuk - Iran and the Kurdish region of northern Iraq;
- Mosul - Turkey and Syria;
- Basra - Gulf states and Iran
- Baghdad (separate from the main headquarters) - Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran
and opposition groups.
Sources and Methods
- "Inside Iraq's security network - Parts One and Two" Sean Boyne JANE'S INTELLIGENCE REVIEW Volume 9, numbers 7 & 8, July and August 1997
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