To revisit the topic of Taliban labs and how they were stocked, let's recall that in 2001 the Northern Alliance discovered six to seven state of the art labs in Afghanistan. Other labs were discovered as well, but they were not up to par with the seven which Osama bin Laden ultimately oversaw. One of the primary labs which conducted work on anthrax for vaccine development was the Institute of Veterinary Vaccine Production. The lab was first built in Charikar, in the northern province of Parwar, in 1993-4 with equipment from India then moved to Kabul, where the Taliban oversaw work on anthrax and possibly other highly pathogenic agents. The Taliban officer in charge of the lab network was Mullah Qari Abdullah. Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar, headed AQ's WMD program 'Project al Zabadi, Midhat Mursi al Sayyid Umar, known as Abu Khabab oversaw chemical experiments.Khabab was a noted former chemical weapon scientist in the Egyptian Army. According to an excellent report from 2005, by Dan Darling entitled "Abu Khabab and Project Al Zabadi (see: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2005/09/abu_khabab_and_1.php)
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Jill Bellamy is an internationally recognized expert on biological warfare and defence. She has formerly advised NATO and for the past seventeen years has represented a number of bio-pharmaceutical and government clients working on procurement strategy between NATO MS and Washington DC. Her articles have appeared in the National Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Sunday Times of London, Le Temps, Le Monde and the Jerusalem Post among other publications. She is a CBRN SME with the U.S. Department of Defence, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Information Analysis Center and CEO of Warfare Technology Analytics, a private consultancy based in the Netherlands.She currently serves as Associate Fellow with the Henry Jackson Society, UK.