Following is a list of sites visited by U.N. weapons inspectors searching for alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq:
March 18, 2003:
• About 150 international inspectors got on planes at Saddam International Airport and headed out of Iraq after President Bush gave Saddam Hussein 48 hours to step down and leave Baghdad or face war. They went to Cyprus, where they have a base.
March 17, 2003:
• Although weapons inspectors were advised to pull out of Iraq within 24 hours, the arms experts fit in visits to four sites in their hunt for banned weapons in Baghdad, including two missile sites.
March 16, 2003:
• Iraq destroyed two more of its banned Al Samoud 2 missiles, bringing the number destroyed to 70 since March 1. Baghdad also handed over videotapes of mobile biological weapons laboratories to inspectors, which it says show the laboratories do not violate U.N. resolutions.
• U.N. inspectors flew five of their eight helicopters to Syria and then on to Cyprus after an insurance company suspended its coverage.
March 15, 2003:
• Arms inspectors oversaw the destruction of three banned Iraqi missiles and a missile launcher at a military site north of Baghdad, bringing the total number of Al Samoud 2 missiles destroyed since March 1 to 68. Inspectors also visited Al-Qa Qa complex south of Baghdad, which produces chemical and explosives, and they searched a medicine warehouse.
• Iraq invited chief U.N. weapons inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei to Baghdad to discuss outstanding disarmament issues. Iraqi authorities gave inspectors the names of 183 more scientists involved in Iraqi chemical weapons programs, bringing the total number of names submitted by Baghdad to 315.
March 14, 2003:
• U.N. weapons inspectors supervised the destruction by Iraqi bulldozers of more banned missiles at a site north of the capital Baghdad. They also visited the Al-Karama missile factory in Baghdad.
March 13, 2003:
• A U.N. weapons inspector died in Iraq after his car collided with a truck as he was returning from an inspection mission south of Baghdad. An Iraqi source said the unnamed inspector, part of a chemical weapons team, was heading for the Iraqi capital in a convoy of four cars from Numaniyah after a visit to a tomato canning factory. A second inspector reportedly is in a stable condition.
March 12, 2003:
• Iraqi workers in al-Taji destroyed three more Al Samoud 2 missiles and two trucks full of components for the missile -- bringing the total number destroyed to 57 of the 100 Iraq supposedly has. Iraq also has destroyed 28 warheads, two casting chambers, two launchers and five engines associated with the Al Samoud 2 program. Tools and computer software used for launching have also been destroyed.
• Inspectors also interviewed an Iraqi involved in the unilateral destruction of chemical precursors -- the 10th private interview since Iraq began pressuring scientists to grant them on Feb. 28.
March 11, 2003:
• Iraqi workers began destroying more of the prohibited Al Samoud 2 missiles, a day after Blix criticized Baghdad for not declaring a suspicious drone.
• Inspectors went to the al-Taji military compound, where the missiles are being crushed with bulldozers. Other inspection teams went to a Baghdad factory that makes batteries and an aviation office in northern Mosul.
• U.N. arms experts canceled U-2 reconnaissance flights over Iraq for safety reasons after Baghdad complained that two of the aircraft flying simultaneously constituted a hostile action.
March 10, 2003:
• Weapons inspectors visited at least four suspect sites in and around the Iraqi capital: a tannery, a missiles factory and a location where they have been trying to verify Iraq's unilateral destruction in 1991 of aerial bombs filled with biological agents. They also went to a site linked to Iraq's former nuclear program. Inspectors were searching for bombs capable of delivering biological weapons Baghdad says were destroyed and buried.
• Iraq continued to destroy six banned Al Samoud 2 missiles, bringing the total number of those crushed to 52, crushing six of them -- about half of its original arsenal.
March 9, 2003:
• Iraq has destroyed 10 of its 120 Al Samoud 2 missiles over the past two days under orders from Blix.
March 8, 2003:
• Iraq continues to destroy its banned Al Samoud 2 missiles.
March 7, 2003:
• Chief weapons inspector Hans Blix appears before the U.N. Security Council to give a key report on the status of Iraq's disarmament.
March 6, 2003:
• Iraq scraps six more Al Samoud 2 missiles at a military base at the Taji air base, 25 miles north of Baghdad. A group of inspectors oversaw the activity.
March 5, 2003:
• Weapons inspectors oversaw the destruction of nine more of the 100 Al Samoud 2 missiles Iraq is thought to have, bringing the total number destroyed so far to 28. Iraqi workers also unearthed more buried bombs that it says are loaded with anthrax, aflatoxin and botulin toxin. So far, Iraq has unearthed at least eight intact bombs, as well as many fragments, and inspectors are analyzing the contents. Inspectors finished the disposal of shells filled with mustard gas, inspected two chemical plants, visited a trading company and an airfield and went to a state bank. They also re-visited a university in Irbil, in Iraq's Kurdish-controlled autonomous region.
• Blix says Iraq had been more cooperative recently in helping inspectors and by destroying the missiles but says he still can't determine whether Baghdad had accounted for all of its biological weapons.
March 4, 2003:
• At least two Al Samoud 2 missiles and a missile launcher were being crushed north of Baghdad.
• Iraqi workers have unearthed buried bombs they say are loaded with anthrax, aflatoxin and botulinum toxin, and inspectors are analyzing the contents. Iraq is readying a letter to the United Nations that proposes verifying it has gotten rid of anthrax and deadly VX nerve agent.
March 3, 2003:
• Another Iraqi scientist was interviewed.
March 2, 2003:
• UNMOVIC missile experts went to Taji base, 25 miles north of Baghdad, to oversee the destruction of six missiles. Baghdad warns that it could stop destroying its missiles if the United States decides to go to war without U.N. authorization.
• Iraqi officials also opened talks with U.N. weapons inspectors on VX nerve gas and anthrax stocks it says it has destroyed.
March 1, 2002:
• Iraq begins destroying four if its 100 Al Samoud 2 white missiles with thin fins with a large bulldozer. South of Baghdad, workers began destroying a casting chamber used to make the Al Samoud 2 missiles. Other U.N. inspection teams searched missile and chemical sites in and around Baghdad. One team headed to the custom office in the city of Mosul, 235 miles north of Baghdad.
Feb. 28, 2003:
• U.N. inspectors found some fragments of R-400 bombs that were armed with biological weapons Iraq says it destroyed in 1991 at an airfield near the town of al-Aziziya, 60 miles southeast of Baghdad.
• A biological weapons scientist and a missile expert were interviewed by weapons inspectors in private and without tape recorders. Iraq's Foreign Ministry said officials encouraged the experts to do the interviews without tape recorders. A third scientist refused and a fourth is out of the country, the ministry said.
Feb. 27, 2003:
• Inspectors again checked a pit near the town of al-Aziziya, 60 miles southeast of Baghdad, where Iraq says it destroyed biological warheads in 1991. UNMOVIC teams took samples from metal fragments to check whether they came from destroyed biological weapons. Another team helped Iraqi workers drill holes in 155mm artillery shells filled with mustard gas to destroy them. Arms experts also visited a medicine factory, an electronics plant, and a computer shop, where they searched files and computers for 90 minutes.
• A deputy chief weapons inspector is sent to Baghdad to discuss with Iraqi officials how they will go about destroying the Al Samoud 2 missiles.
Feb. 26, 2003:
• International arms experts again visited the pit southeast of Baghdad. Other teams visited a missile factory, a cement plant and a communications shop. Inspectors also were seen entering a Peugot service center. The weapons inspectors also resumed work destroying old stores of mustard gas that Iraq reported.
• Iraq reported finding two R-400 aerial bombs that can be filled with biological or chemical agents at a disposal site.
Feb. 25, 2003:
• The weapons inspectors visited four missile facilities and an explosives plant, a pesticide factory and an agricultural college. They also examined munitions fragments around the pit southeast of Baghdad.
Feb. 24, 2003:
• Weapons inspectors scoured at least 12 sites, including four missile-related facilities around Baghdad. Ballistic teams have been taking an inventory of the Al-Samoud missiles and components. They also examined the pit where biological weapons were destroyed by Iraq.
Feb. 23, 2002:
• UNMOVIC inspectors attended a static test of an Al-Samoud engine.
Feb. 21, 2003:
• Chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix planned to send a letter to Iraq on Friday demanding the destruction of Baghdad's Al-Samoud 2 missiles and related machinery.
Feb. 20, 2003:
• U.N. experts inspected at least four Iraqi missile sites near Baghdad, took inventories of banned Al Samoud 2 missiles and parts and returned to facilities involved in the rocket's production. Inspectors visited the Ibn al-Haithem facility, just north of Baghdad, which produces missile parts, and the Al Samoud Factory, which makes liquid-propellant engines for the missiles. They also visited the Al Quds Company, involved in explosives research and development, and the Al Basil Company, which makes liquid-propellant engines for the missiles.
• Chief inspector Hans Blix is expected to demand Iraq destroy the banned Al Samoud 2 missiles it has, since the weapons can travel over the 94-mile range limit imposed by U.N. resolutions.
Feb. 19, 2003:
• UNMOVIC inspectors visited at least 10 sites, including an Al Samoud missile site at Abu Ghraib, northwest of Baghdad. Inspectors have tagged several Al Samoud missiles. They stopped at al-Ma'moun, Ibn al-Haithem and al-Fidaa military compounds around Baghdad. A chemical team went to al-Muthanna site near the city while another team checked a Baghdad vegetable oil factory. Nuclear inspectors searched military compounds at al-Nidaa and al-Zawra. Another team conducted a nuclear survey at Nahrawan, south of the capital.
Feb. 18, 2003:
• Weapons inspectors visited at least eight military and industrial sites outside Baghdad, including a chemical factory and Al Muthanna military complex, where they have been destroying artillery shells and mustard gas found. Inspectors revisited the Al Qa Qaa chemical and explosives production plant, and the Harith Missile Maintenance Workshop, which maintains anti-aircraft missiles. Teams conducted a radiation survey at the Mansour State Company, which makes electronics parts for military and civilian use as well as industrial gases and purified water, and went to the Dar al-Salam chemical plant west of Baghdad. They also searched to the al-Tahadi factory, which makes electrical cables and high-voltage generators, and a dairy factory in southern Diwaniya province.
• UNMOVIC missile inspectors tagged Al Samoud missiles and parts used in their manufacture after chief inspectors said their range exceeded the permitted ceiling of 93 miles.
• More Iraqi scientists agree to interviews with U.N. weapons inspectors only if the meetings are tape recorded, and this is unacceptable to chief weapons inspectors.
• A U-2 surveillance plane flew its first U.N. mission over Iraq.
Feb. 17, 2003:
• U.N. arms experts scoured 13 suspect weapons sites. UNMOVIC Missile teams visited six sites -- al-Amin missile factory in Falluja northwest of Baghdad; al-Mutasim company, south of Baghdad; the al-Assma company that manufactures the al-Fatah missile parts; the Um al-Marik General Establishment; the al-Kadimia and Al Samoud factories. A chemical team inspected the al-Muthanna compound in connection with the process of destroying mustard gas and took chemicals for analysis. A multidisciplinary team and a chemical team searched the al-Zahif al-Kabeer chemical plant. A biological team flew to al-Huwijah. A nuclear team conducted a radiation survey in the Samaraa area north of Baghdad. Other teams inspected al-Nida and Tho al-Fekar military compounds as well as the Um al-Marik compound. Another multidisciplinary team inspected the Hadr ammunitions storage facility outside the city.
• Inspectors also conducted a private interview with an Iraqi scientist.
Feb. 16, 2003:
• U.N. arms experts paid surprise visits to at least 10 sites, including food factories, an air base in the northern city of Mosul and a science college. Inspection teams also visited an army unit in the al-Taji area 25 miles north of Baghdad to tag newly produced Al Samoud missiles, which chief inspectors say were tested to ranges exceeding the 93-mile limit set by the U.N. Security Council, as well as three other sites involved in making missiles.
Feb. 15, 2003:
• Inspectors visited a factory that builds fuses for missiles, an ammunition depot north of Baghdad, a heavy engines factory on the outskirts of the capital, an agricultural college west of Baghdad and the Saddam Center for Technology at Baghdad University.
Feb. 14, 2003:
• On the day chief weapons inspectors were to report to the U.N. Security Council on whether Saddam Hussein is disarming, inspection teams returned to Iraq's al-Muthanna chemical weapons installation, where they have been destroying artillery shells and neutralizing four plastic containers filled with mustard gas. They also visited a mineral water plant.
Feb. 13, 2003:
• U.N. inspectors investigated at least seven sites in central and northern Iraq despite pouring rain and the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. A chemical team inspected an agricultural air strip just north of Baghdad. Missile teams visited Badr and Al Fida state companies in the capital. A multidiscplinary team checked Ibn Roshd State Company, while another visited a site in the city of Mosul. Nuclear teams scoured Ibn Al Haitham State Company and a military depot and firing range at Falluja, northwest of the capital.
• A chemical team continued to destroy mustard gas and artillery shells left over from a weapons search more than four years ago.
Feb. 12, 2003:
• A chemical team of U.N. experts drove to Al Mutanna, 90 miles north of Baghdad, to begin destroying 10 155 mm artillery shells and four containers filled with mustard gas left over from a weapons search in 1998. The activity is expected to take four to five days. They were found at a site outside Baghdad that was Iraq's most important chemical weapons-making facility in the 1980's. Inspectors also flew by helicopter from Baghdad to another undisclosed site.
Feb. 11, 2003:
• On the first day of the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday in Iraq, weapons inspectors paid a surprise visit to the 17th of Nissan missile plant, which makes molds and casts, including components for Iraq's al-Samoud ballistic missiles. Teams also visited Iraq's main nuclear complex at Tuwaitha, a site south of Baghdad inspected many times, and conducted a mobile survey for radiation -- clues to possible nuclear weapons work -- in the Baghdad district of al-Bu'aeitha.
Feb. 10, 2003:
• U.N. teams made surprise visits to at least 10 sites in Iraq. They revisited the Ibn Firnas Company, which works on remotely piloted aircraft. Missile teams inspected four sites -- Dhi al-Fiqar, Ma'moun, Ibn Firnas and al-Mutasim. A chemical team went to the April 7 military stores, while a biological team headed to an undisclosed site south of the capital. A multidisciplinary team also headed for an undisclosed military site. A nuclear team went to the Um al-Marek military compound and another conducted a survey in the Doura area. Inspectors also searched railway stores in Mosul.
• Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said on Monday Iraq had promised to drill into the ground to prove that it had destroyed banned weapons.
Feb. 9, 2003:
• U.N. inspectors found another empty chemical rocket warhead at an ammunition depot north of Baghdad. Inspectors have found 18 such warheads during inspections over recent weeks although none have been loaded with chemical agents.
Feb. 8, 2003:
• The more than 100 weapons inspectors paid surprise visits to industrial sites and a technical institute, and a nuclear team surveyed parts of Baghdad with a vehicle monitoring for radiation. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said one U.N. team cordoned off an area in Baghdad for four hours and searched a printing plant, a military factory and a kindergarten.
Feb. 7, 2003:
• U.N. arms experts searched at least four sites in Baghdad and southern Iraq. A team specializing in missile technology and biological warfare inspected military depots in the southern province of Kut. A missile team visited Al Karama Company in Baghdad. A multidisciplinary team visited a pesticides store in Zuweyrah, south of Baghdad, while a chemical team checked out a water facility in the capital.
• Chief weapons inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed El Baradei head to Cyprus en route back to Baghdad, where they will talk with Iraq officials over the weekend and press Iraq to cooperate fully and provide evidence about their weapons of mass destruction.
Feb. 6, 2003:
• Weapons inspectors questioned an Iraqi biologist -- the first scientists to submit to questioning regarding Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Fifty-nine new inspectors from 22 countries begin training at the United Nations complex in Vienna.
Feb. 5, 2003:
• International arms experts visited at least nine sites in and around Baghdad. A biological team went to al-Nu'man, a state-run irrigation company. Other teams searched a food research center, a laser research center owned by Baghdad University and a dairy factory in Abu Ghraib. A missile team went to the al-Mutasim missile plant and another visited a missile factory belonging to the al-Karamah facility, which allegedly conducted research on missile guidance and control systems. A nuclear team scoured warehouses in the Al-Tuwaitha complex, which was at the heart of Iraq's former nuclear program. They also inspected the site of the Osirak reactor bombed by Israel in 1981. Iraqi officials also said that a team inspected an undisclosed site north of Baghdad.
Feb. 4, 2003:
• International arms inspectors visited at least nine sites, including the al-Rafah liquid engine test facility. A missile team went to the al-Harith missile maintenance workshop in Taji, and others went to the al-Mamoun factory of the al-Rasheed State Company. Chemical teams visited the water purification station in Doura on the outskirts of Baghdad and an agricultural supply company in Waziriya. A biological team checked out the Nassr State Establishment, which operates foundries. Nuclear teams visited a military compound near Baghdad and the al-Salam compound in Salman Pak.
Feb. 3, 2003:
• Inspection teams visited at least eight sites. Missile teams went to al-Salam company in Taji, al-Qa'qaa military compound near the capital and al-Quds missile factory. A fourth team went to the Saad State Company in west Baghdad, a design center for refineries. A biological team searched a college of medicine and the University of Technology, both in Baghdad. A chemical team traveled to a detergent factory in Baiji, 120 miles north of Baghdad.
• U.N. arms inspectors found a damaged warhead of a Luna missile and a ceramic missile mold at the al Nida State Company, a military site near Baghdad, but Iraq called the finds unimportant.
Feb. 2, 2003:
• Weapons inspectors searched at least nine sites for banned weapons, some visiting a high explosives store and a dairy factory while others flew by helicopter to locations further from Baghdad. Iraqi Kurdish authorities in Arbil said they refused to allow inspectors into a university science faculty because they didn't inform the local government they were coming. A U.N. spokesman in Baghdad, however, said the U.N. team did inspect the biological and chemistry department.
Feb. 1, 2003:
• UNMOVIC experts visited 11 sites. A biological team went to the department of biotechnology at Saddam University, the department of biology at the college of education and al-Sharqiyia distillery. A missile team searched the headquarters of Waziriyah Industrial Complex, a gyroscope and guidance systems research and production center. Others went to al-Mamoun factory, which manufactures composite propellant and performs the casting of missiles and rockets, and al-Rayyah company -- a material and metallurgic research center dedicated to researches in plastic, ceramic and catalytic materials. Teams searched the colleges of science and engineering at Saddam University, conducted a motorized radiation survey southeast of Baghdad and went to the Tho al-Fikar industrial facility. Another team flew to the Tuz airfield.
• U.N. weapons experts said they failed again to interview an Iraqi scientist in private on after he insisted on having an Iraqi witness.
Jan. 31, 2003:
• Arms experts drove to at least three sites near Baghdad on the Muslim day of rest, as their chiefs pondered an Iraqi invitation for talks in Baghdad. A missile team visited 7 Nissan Company in Nahrawan, 18 miles east of Baghdad, which develops fuses for some Iraqi missile programs. A chemical team visited an agricultural equipment company in Waziriya in Baghdad, while a multi-disciplinary team visited al-Yarmouk State Company. A biological team flew to an undisclosed site.
Jan. 30, 2003:
• Weapons inspectors visited at least four facilities. A biological team went to the central public health laboratory in Baghdad, one team went to al-Thirthar and al-Awali private breweries in Khan Bani Saad, 30 miles northeast of Baghdad. A nuclear team went to the April 7 factory northeast of Baghdad.
Jan. 29, 2003:
• A day after President Bush promised to deliver new intelligence on Iraq's alleged weapons program, U.N. arms experts visited several sites from north to south Iraq. A missile team went to the al-Rasheed company, which manufactures fuses for artillery munitions. A chemical team conducted an aerial survey using helicopters. Biological teams went to an agriculture research center in Abu Ghraib, the University of Technology and Dabash medicine stores. An IAEA team headed toward Hila south of Baghdad to an undisclosed site. Another team conducted a survey of Baghdad. A third team went to Mosul, 225 miles north of Baghdad.
Jan. 28, 2003:
• Inspectors searched at least eight sites. A biological team visited a grain silo in Taji area north of Baghdad; a second team went to Jerf al-Naddaf south of the capital; a third team visited Baghdad University; and a missile team visited Al Hareth State Company in Taji. A chemical team checked Al Furat State Company in al-Haswah, while others inspected Ukhdair military warehouses 75 miles south of Baghdad where they had found 12 undeclared empty chemical warheads earlier this month. IAEA teams drove to Babel University south of Baghdad and to Al Nasr State Company.
Jan. 27, 2003:
• Just hours before U.N. weapons chiefs were to report to the U.N. Security Council, inspectors visited sites in or near Baghdad, including al-Amiriya medicine stores, and drove to Basra, 330 miles south of the capital. A nuclear team visited the Sumood missile factory, located in Taji, which operates foundries. Another team was carrying out a nuclear survey in Baghdad.
Jan. 26, 2003:
• Inspectors made surprise visits to sites across Iraq, including the University of Mosul in the north, a military industrial plant, a medical institute and a research center dedicated to livestock diseases.
Jan. 25, 2003:
• Three Iraqi scientists rejected a request by U.N. weapons inspectors to undergo private interviews to aid the U.N. search for evidence of banned arms programs. Iraq says it "encouraged" the scientists to cooperate with Saturday's questioning, but the scientists insisted government officials be present. A team from the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency flew to the Kurdish region in northern Iraq to interview the third scientist privately, but he wouldn't talk..
Jan. 24, 2003:
• On a Muslim day of rest, U.N. arms experts searched just one site ahead of next week's crucial report to the Security Council on the results of their search in Iraq. Inspectors visited the al-Qaqaa missile installation, located 40 miles south of the capital Baghdad.
Jan. 23, 2003:
• Inspectors searched the chemical and explosives company QaQa, a site 16 miles south of Baghdad that has been inspected frequently. They also visited the medical and science colleges of Baghdad's al-Mustansiriya University and a fiberglass tubing factory south of the capital. Iraqis begin to complain that inspectors are being intrusive.
Jan. 22, 2003:
• While hundreds of Iraqis protested against the threat of war, weapons inspectors visited at least four sites in central and south Iraq. A biological team visited the Technology Institute in Baghdad, a chemical team traveled south of Baghdad to re-inspect the Al-Qaqaa missile complex and a missile team visited the al-Badr missile complex in Mahmoudiya, 28 miles south of Baghdad. An atomic energy team headed again to the University of Basra 330 miles south of Baghdad.
• Meanwhile, outside the U.N. office in the capital, hundreds of Iraqis staged an anti-war protest, burning an effigy of President Bush and an American flag. In Baghdad, around 15 South Korean nationals also staged a demonstration Wednesday. Inspectors also encountered protestors at the Technology Institute.
Jan. 21, 2003:
• Inspectors drove to at least nine sites. A biological team visited an agricultural college at Abu Ghraib, 10 miles northwest of Baghdad and an agriculture research center. Missile teams went to the al-Mu'tasim missile plant, 42 miles southwest of Baghdad and al-Amiriya in Fallujah. A chemical team visited al-Qaqaa facility, owned by the Iraqi Military Industrialization Commission. An IAEA team headed to Basra while another went to the Al-Tuwaitha complex. A multi-disciplinary team went to sites in Basra. In Mosul, 225 miles north of Baghdad, inspectors visited a private factory producing building plaster.
• Germany says it will supply unmanned spy planes and military technicians to assist weapons inspectors.
Jan. 20, 2003:
• Top U.N. inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei say it's "likely" Iraqi scientists could be questioned in Cyprus. After two days of talks, Iraq tells U.N. officials it will search for old chemical warheads. The two sides agreed on steps to greater Iraqi cooperation in disarmament.
Jan. 19, 2003:
• Blix and ElBaradei travel to Baghdad to begin two days of talks with Iraqi officials to gain greater Iraqi cooperation in their disarmament effort.
Jan. 18, 2003:
• As protestors rallied against a war in Washington and other U.S. cities, inspectors visited at least six locations Saturday, including Trade Ministry food warehouses in Baghdad. Teams examined at least two refrigerator trucks and a trailer, which supposedly are mobile food-testing laboratories. U.S. intelligence officials believe Iraq may want to develop mobile "fermentation units" to manufacture biological weapons.
• Other teams visited: Baghdad University's science college and the University of Kufa; the Al-Tuwaitha complex; the QaQa Co.; and one team revisited a site where inspectors earlier found 12 empty chemical weapon warheads, reportedly to tag the warheads.
• One inspection was scrubbed after Iraqi officials insisted on following a U.N. team by helicopter into the northern "no-fly" zone from which Iraqi aircraft are banned.
Jan. 17, 2003:
• In Paris, Blix and ElBaradei briefed French President Jacques Chirac on their teams' work. They said they were not certain that Iraq is rid of its banned weapons, and urged Baghdad to demonstrate that all biological and chemical weapons were gone.
Jan. 16, 2003:
• Weapons experts interviewed two Iraqi scientists in their homes, conducting their first surprise inspections of private residences. The inspectors and their Iraqi escorts arrived in al-Ghazalia, a west Baghdad residential district, shortly before 9 a.m. and cordoned off a street. They left the scientists' houses after about three hours, but a few remained in the neighborhood.
Jan. 15, 2003:
• Saddam's main compound, Al-Jamhoury Presidential Palace, in central Baghdad, was searched by U.N. weapons inspectors. It's the second such visit to one of his palaces. Saddam's main office is at the palace. Inspectors left after a 3-1/2-hour search, although some departed after two hours. A palace employee said the experts inspected the residential quarters of palace employees, "service buildings" and the headquarters of a retired army officers' commission.
• Other teams scoured at least six other sites, including a private farm in Doura, just south Baghdad. Details of the farm were unknown.
Jan. 14, 2003:
• Arms experts inspected at least six suspect sites in Iraq that included a missile engine testing plant, a military depot and a state company based inside a complex housing Iraq's own disarmament monitoring body. Also searched was a base of the Iranian exiled opposition group Mujahideen Khalq, also known as the People's Mujahideen.
• The arms hunt widened after the United States and Britain supplied the inspectors with new intelligence leading inspectors to believe Iraq may be smuggling weapons.
Jan. 13, 2003:
• Baghdad's technological university and two science colleges were visited by teams of U.N. nuclear and chemical weapons experts. A nuclear team also visited the Ibn Rushd company, which repairs and maintains firefighting equipment and provides quality control for construction materials.
• Arms experts said they wanted up to a year to complete their inspections in Iraq as Washington and its allies build a military force in the Gulf that will be ready to wage war within weeks.
Jan. 12, 2003:
• Inspectors revisited Al Mutasim missile plant 55 miles west of Baghdad, where final assembly of Ababil and Al Fath missiles is carried out. Iraq is permitted missiles with ranges limited to 90 miles. They also searched two Baghdad University faculties - Medicine and Pharmacology - and to a facility 270 miles north of Baghdad owned by the state Military Industry Corp.
Jan. 11, 2003:
• A day after the United States deployed 35,000 more troops to the Gulf, U.N. missile experts revisited the Ibn Sina military complex at Tarmiya, 25 miles north of Baghdad, where Iraqi scientists in the 1980s tried to enrich uranium for atomic bombs. Inspectors checked equipment and materials used in chemical processes linked to missile activities. Another team flew 188 miles northwest of Baghdad to inspect an airfield.
• Other sites visited included five colleges in a provincial university, two branches of a state pharmaceutical company, a dairy plant in the northern city of Mosul and a plant south of Baghdad that produces explosives for military and civilian purposes.
Jan. 10, 2003:
• Wearing white protective suits and carrying masks, weapons inspectors searched a state pharmaceutical company in Baghdad and two state-run stores in the capital -- Al-Dabash and Al-Adil, which sell foodstuffs, electrical appliances and construction materials. U.N. inspectors returned for a third visit this month to the Al-Mamoun missile propellant factory 40 miles south of Baghdad.
• Bad weather prevented inspectors from visiting other undisclosed sites outside the capital for a second straight day.
Jan. 9, 2003:
• Six sites were visited by weapons inspectors. The al-Raya company, which conducts research for metal and plastic industries north of Baghdad, the al-Meelad company for its electronic research south of the capital and a veterinary laboratory. A company that manufactures household appliances northeast of Baghdad was also searched. A trip to an unidentified site in western Iraq was aborted after three inspection helicopters carrying returned to Baghdad because of bad weather.
• Return visits were made to two military installations -- the al-Harith missile maintenance workshop north of Baghdad and the al-Rafah facility west of the capital that specializes in checking missile engines.
Jan. 8, 2003:
• Inspectors visited eight sites that included three cement factories and a missile solid fuel factory, all south of the capital Baghdad. They also visited Saddam University's medical school in Baghdad, a pharmaceutical company in the northern town of Mosul and a maintenance workshop at the Irrigation Ministry
Jan. 7, 2003:
• Arms sleuths used helicopters for the first time since their return to Iraq, sweeping across Iraq's western desert.
Jan. 6, 2003:
• U.N. arms experts visited at least six sites, including a factory that makes Iraq's Soviet-designed al-Samood missiles, a plant that manufactures small rockets and two water treatment facilities. They also paid their first visits to the Saddam Center for Cancer Research in Baghdad and the Kubeisa cement factory, just outside the city. Inspectors were interested in the cancer center's radiation techniques, and cement companies can use dual-use materials that also are used in weapons manufacture.
Jan. 5, 2003:
• Arms inspectors searched the Ibn Sina Hospital near Mosul. In southern Iraq, teams searched five sites in and around Baghdad and in the southern city of Basra: the Baghdad Space Research and Development Center; the marine science department at Basra University's College of Science; the Saddam graphite factory; and three facilities in Baghdad -- the Seventh of April Co., the Al-Basil chemical company; and the Al-Rasheed Military Hospital.
Jan. 4, 2003:
• U.N. inspectors visited three sites in and around Baghdad: the Al-Abour Co., a maintenance arm of Iraq's Military Industrialization Corp.; the Al-Rasheed Co.'s Al-Mamoun Plant, which makes missile propellants; and the Al-Khalis Alcohol factory, which had not been checked before. The College of Agriculture, in the southern city of Basra, was also searched.
Jan. 3, 2003:
• The arms inspectors revisited the Al Rasheed Co.'s Al-Mamoun Plant, southwest of Baghdad, which makes missile propellants, and the Al Basil chemical company on the capital's outskirts. They also went to a former storage facility and test site for chemical weapons in the desert 125 miles west of Baghdad.
Jan. 2, 2003:
• Inspection teams visited five sites in the area around Baghdad, including a chemical plant, a state company that works on missile propellants and an air force technical warehouse.
Jan. 1, 2003:
• Arms sleuths made surprise visits to a brewery and a 7UP bottling plant. They also showed up unexpectedly for a first visit to the al-Magd company, which repairs heavy trucks, and a return visit to the Al-Harith workshop, which does maintenance work on aging Soviet-designed SA-2, SA-3 and SA-6 anti-aircraft missile systems. All four inspections occurred in or near Baghdad.
Dec. 31, 2002:
• U.N. arms inspectors visited eight sites suspected of involvement in the making of banned weapons. The sites included an engineering company owned by the state Military Industry Corporation, a military chemical unit west of the capital Baghdad, an oil research center, an electronics factory that produces components such as transistors and a medical research center.
Dec. 30, 2002:
• U.N. teams visited at least six sites, including three facilities they had checked earlier. Among these were the Central Public Health Laboratory in Baghdad, a water treatment plant and facilities that deal with pesticides and resins. At the al-Samood missile factory about 25 miles west of Baghdad, the manager was upset that U.N. inspectors -- on their fifth visit to the factory in the past month -- had disrupted workers.
Dec. 29, 2002:
• U.N. inspectors spent three hours at the Iraqi customs department in their hunt for signs of weapons programs. They also went to a chemical engineering design firm as well as two other locations in Baghdad: the Eyz Co. and the Salam Factory. The Eyz Co. produces electronic, communication and power distribution equipment. The Salam Factory produces communications equipment for civilian and military purposes.
Dec. 28, 2002:
• Iraqi leaders complied with a United Nations demand by providing a list of over 500 scientists involved in its nuclear, chemical, biological and missile programs to weapons inspectors. In the tough new sanctions regime, U.N. inspectors are permitted to speak to Iraqi scientists in private.
Dec. 27, 2002:
• U.N. spokesman Hiro Ueki said Iraqi metallurgist Kazem Mojbal had given U.N. officials details about an unidentified Iraqi military program that "has attracted considerable attention as a possible prelude to a clandestine nuclear program." The following day, Ueki clarified the statement, saying the United Nations knew that Mojbal was not involved in Iraq's past nuclear program and that he had not made a judgment about Iraq having a clandestine nuclear program.
Dec. 26, 2002:
• Inspectors returned to the University of Technology and toured the chemistry, engineering and computer departments and several labs, checking equipment tagged during U.N. inspections years ago.
Dec. 25, 2002:
• Inspections took U.N. teams to a gas laboratory and a grain storage area in al-Taji, a vast complex that has attracted U.N. attention in the past. The International Atomic Energy Agency has linked al-Taji to Iraq's nuclear weapons program. Inspectors also visited the Ibn Al-Haitham Company, which was identified in a British dossier on Iraq as a chemical weapons site.
Dec. 24, 2002:
• U.N. weapons inspectors visited the College of Veterinary Medicine at Baghdad University and missile teams visited five sites in and around Baghdad connected to arms production. Specifically, the Iraqi Information Ministry said the team inspected the Hateen Company, a complex of factories 45 miles south of Baghdad that produces artillery ammunition.
Dec. 23, 2002:
• U.N. weapons inspectors revisited a controversial chapter of the Persian Gulf War when they examined a facility that Baghdad insists is a baby milk factory. The allies bombed it in 1991, saying it was a biological weapons lab.
Dec. 22, 2002:
• Inspectors visited the Al Battanee Center - a facility involved in space research and development - in Baghdad, which U.N. spokesman Hiro Ueki said helped manufacture the guidance and control system for the new al-Samoud missile.
Dec. 21, 2002:
• Weapons inspectors made their fourth known visit to the al-Qa'qaa plant where Iraqi scientists worked on a nuclear bomb before the Gulf War. The complex, 15 miles southeast of Baghdad, was under U.N. scrutiny in the 1990s. The site also contains a sulfuric acid plant, an explosives production facility and storage areas. U.N. teams also visited the Samara Pharmaceutical Factory, 80 miles north of Baghdad; the Al Samood missile factory, about 25 miles west of Baghdad; the Al Furat State Chemical Industry Company in Baghdad; and four other sites.
Dec. 20, 2002:
• Weapons inspectors made their seventh trip to the sprawling al-Tuwaitha complex at Salman Pak, the main site of Iraq's nuclear program which lies 12 miles south of Baghdad. The International Atomic Energy Agency has searched the plant several times during these inspections and between 1991 and 1998. In the 1980s, Iraqi scientists at al-Tuwaitha developed technology for enriching uranium to levels usable in bombs.
Dec. 19, 2002:
• Inspectors visited four sites, including a military industrial facility at Al Fao and Al-Hareth, in the al-Taji area, a site 18 miles north of Baghdad that Iraq maintains is a food warehouse but U.S. officials have claimed may be a biological weapons facility. Other sites were Ibn Firnas - its location and the reason for the inspection were not immediately known, and a pesticide lab at al-Tarik, 36 miles west of Baghdad.
Dec. 18, 2002:
• Teams visited six sites in Iraq: Mosul University and Saddam Dam in Mosul, the Specialist Institute for Engineering Industries, a water drainage area, Al-Fidaa Co. and the Modern Paints Company, all in the Baghdad area.
• Inspectors revisited the al-Nasr State Company for Mechanical Industries, which produced "special munitions," particularly aerial bombs that were believed to hold chemical agents. The complex also extended the range of Scud missiles imported from the former Soviet Union. They also revisited a military site in Balad, 35 miles north of Baghdad, which was among the sites declared "sensitive" during the 1990s inspections.
Dec. 17, 2002:
• Inspectors checked out several labs at Baghdad University in the medical and biotechnology departments. Weapons teams spent about three hours at the university.
Dec. 16, 2002:
• Inspectors returned for a third day to the al-Tuwaitha nuclear facility and to the Hatteen industrial complex south of Baghdad. Other teams went to an electronics and a heavy machinery factory in Baghdad, the Biological Technologies Institute at Baghdad University, and what Iraqi officials described as a small boat factory 20 miles north of Baghdad.
Dec. 15, 2002:
• U.N. inspectors visited four sites, including al-Mutasim, a government missile plant occupying the grounds of a former nuclear facility south of Baghdad. Iraqi officials said the inspectors also revisited nuclear complex al-Qa'qaa, which was involved in working on a nuclear bomb. The inspectors returned to a missile complex 30 miles north of Baghdad that they had examined a day earlier.
• International Atomic Energy Agency experts on the U.N. team inspected Um-Al Maarek - Mother of Battles - a government facility 10 miles south of Baghdad.
Dec. 14, 2002:
• U.N. inspectors returned to an infectious diseases center Saturday to examine rooms they were locked out of a day before. A second team re-examined the main Iraqi nuclear facility, al-Tuwaitha, where nearly two tons of low-grade enriched uranium are stored. Inspectors also went to a government-owned Scud missile facility about 30 miles north of Baghdad that had been used to make bomb casings for chemical weapons before the end of the Gulf War.
Dec. 13, 2002:
• The inspection team visited Iraq's Communicable Disease Control Center, but was initially unable to enter several locked rooms. A team also visited the Ibn Al-Haithem Company, which Iraqi officials would only describe as an industrial facility for the military six miles north of Baghdad.
Dec. 12, 2002:
• One group of inspectors traveled to a missile test site west of Baghdad. Nuclear inspectors continued searching al-Tuwaitha. The complex contains more than 100 buildings, many of which were destroyed in U.S. bombing during the 1991 Gulf War.
Dec. 11, 2002:
• Inspectors paid unannounced visits to at least eight sites, including a medical research center and a new missile factory. They also made return visits to a large complex where Iraq once worked on a nuclear bomb. Deep in the western Iraqi desert, near the Syrian border, another team was in the second day of its inspection of a remote uranium-mining site. Other nuclear inspectors again visited al-Tuwaitha.
Dec. 10, 2002
• Weapons inspectors visited 13 sites. One team of nuclear inspectors headed across 250 miles of desert to the Ashakat uranium mine near the Syrian border. Another nuclear team returned for the third time in a week to the al-Tuwaitha nuclear complex, while three chemical- and biological-weapons teams went to the Amariyah Serum and Vaccine Institute at Abu Ghraib, a military training center in Baghdad and an industrial facility at al-Furat, just south of the Iraqi capital. More inspectors were expected to fly into Baghdad to join the efforts.
Dec. 9, 2002
• Nuclear inspectors returned to the al-Tuwaitha nuclear complex, which they had visited five days earlier, and said they would come back yet again. Another team headed 30 miles west of Baghdad to the Falluja II chlorine plant that intelligence analysts fear could mask chemical weapons-making.
Dec. 8, 2002
• Inspectors toured a mining and survey company in Baghdad and a pesticide plant west of the capital. More inspectors, mostly from the nuclear agency, were scheduled to join the team later that day.
Dec. 7, 2002
• Inspections resumed as the U.N. team visited uranium storage sites near the major Iraqi nuclear research center at al-Tuwaitha, 15 miles southeast of Baghdad. They also checked out the al-Quds General Company for Mechanical Industries at Iskandariya, 25 miles south of Baghdad, which made munitions for chemical or biological weapons.
Dec. 5 and 6, 2002
• No inspections during the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Dec. 4, 2002
• U.N. inspectors entered the al-Muthanna State Establishment, which once produced chemical and biological agents, and a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which conducts the U.N.'s nuclear inspections, went to the al-Tuwaitha nuclear complex, famous for once being attacked by Israeli warplanes. The reportedly found found shells and mustard gas.
Dec. 3, 2002
• The sprawling, opulent Al-Sajoud presidential palace along the Tigris River was inspected. The U.N. teams did not appear to find anything, but the visit was an important test of the inspectors' new-found power to gain immediate access to any location in Iraq. Baghdad obstructed entry to "presidential" facilities in the previous round of inspections.
Dec. 2, 2002
• A factory that once manufactured guidance and control systems for "stretch Scuds," Soviet-designed missiles that the Iraqis modified to fly longer distances during the Gulf War, was inspected, presumably to make sure that production had not resumed on the long-range missiles. Missiles with ranges of longer than 400 miles are forbidden to Iraq.
• An alcohol factory was also inspected. The purpose of the inspection could not be immediately determined, but alcohol is a component of many chemical weapons.
Dec. 1, 2002
• Weapons inspectors searched an airfield north of Baghdad for a "Zubaidy," a device that could spray deadly biological contaminants. Inspectors ignored more than a dozen helicopters while they nosed around holding tanks that could have been used for aviation fuel. Though the United Nations teams said nothing publicly about their mission that day, it was clear they were hunting for biological or chemical weapons.
Nov. 30, 2002
• The Balad military base, 50 miles north of Baghdad, was inspected for three hours. According to an Iraqi escort, the base housed a unit equipped to counter chemical attacks. The inspectors may have been looking for signs of atropine, a civilian medication that can be used to fight the effects of nerve agents, which Iraq has reportedly stockpiled.
Nov. 29, 2002
• No inspections take place on Friday, the Muslim sabbath.
Nov. 28, 2002
• Inspections took place at the al-Dawrah plant, ostensibly used for making animal vaccines, which earlier U.N. inspections determined produced deadly botulinum toxins in the 1980s. British intelligence suspected it of developing anthrax. Iraq announced last year it would renovate the plant for animal vaccines.
• The al-Nasr complex, 30 miles north of Baghdad, owned by the Ministry of Industry, was also inspected. In the past, al-Nasr produced "special munitions," particularly aerial bombs that were believed to hold chemical agents. The complex also was used to extend the range of Scud missiles imported from the former Soviet Union.
Nov. 27, 2002
• Iraq's state-run al-Tahadi factory, which Iraq says produces water pumps and cement mixers, was the first site to be inspected. The factory, 6 miles east of Baghdad, was scrutinized by U.N. weapons inspectors in the 1990s.
• Al-Rafah, a huge expanse behind 7-foot-high walls at the Graphite Rod Factory, a sprawling military-run complex 25 miles southwest of Baghdad, was also searched. The inspection lasted about five hours.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.