(Haaretz) The WikiLeaks website began publishing what it said was millions of documents linked to the inner workings of the Syria regime on Thursday, amid continued sectarian violence that has torn the country apart for over a year.
According to a statement released by WikiLeaks, the more than 2.4 million files are derived "from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture."
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in the statement that the cache of documents "is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s opponents."
"It helps us not merely to criticize one group or another, but to understand their interests, actions and thoughts. It is only through understanding this conflict that we can hope to resolve it," Assange added.