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WikiLeaks says it will soon begin publishing more than 2 million emails from Syrian officials that will not only embarrass Damascus, but its opponents as well.
At a press conference at the Frontline Club in London, Sarah Harrison, a spokeswoman from the whistle-blowing website gave reporters details of what the emails contained.
She said that the release of the emails was not aimed at criticising one group or another, but would give people a greater understanding of their interests, in turn allowing people a greater understanding of the conflict:
“The Syria Files shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy. But they also reveal how the West and Western companies say one thing and do another,” she said.
Italian newspaper L’espresso has already reported on one of those companies, Finmeccanica, which is 30 percent owned by the Italian government.
It sold equipment to Syrian authorities which enabled interception-proof encrypted communications, a move it is claimed could not have been completed without the knowledge and agreement of Italian authorities.