WikiLeaks, Al-Akhbar collaborate on «embarrassing» Syria Files
Al-Akhbar will work with WikiLeaks over coming weeks to release a large number of emails detailing the inner workings of Syria’s political and business elite, the two organizations confirmed on Thursday.
WikiLeaks announced in a statement on Thursday it will publish more than 2 million emails “from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012.”
The Syria Files are set to reveal the intimate workings of the country’s ruling elite, as well as its opponents. Among the government departments included are the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture.
“The material is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s opponents,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said.