Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks is to publish 2.4 million emails from Syrian officials and government accounts, marking the latest project in its efforts to show the world what is going on behind closed doors.

Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks is to publish 2.4 million emails from Syrian officials and government accounts, marking the latest project in its efforts to show the world what is going on behind closed doors.

 
The emails reputedly reveal communication between the Syrian government and Western companies, suggesting potential controversy over the alleged collusion between the Syrian regime and its supposed enemies.
 
Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks told journalists that the leak will cause embarrassment to both Syria and its opponents, with messages dating from August 2006 to March 2012, and some originating in Syria's Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
 
 
The source of the leak has not been revealed, but Harrison claims that WikiLeaks is confident that they are genuine. The group has already begun posting the emails online, with a handful available to be viewed from today.
 
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, faces extradition to Sweden over charges of alleged rape and sexual assault, which he denies, claiming that he is being set up over his role as a whistle-blower. The case has overshadowed the work of WikiLeaks, but this latest release may take the limelight off Assange and back to the group's efforts.
 
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