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AP Partners with WikiLeaks for ‘Syria Files’ [Update]

WikiLeaks is at it again. Today the site announced a partnership with multiple news outlets (the Associated Press in the United States) to present stories based on a trove of over two million emails from Syrian political officials, ministries and more.

The documents — titled the Syria Files — contain a “range of information extends from the intimate correspondence of the most senior Baath party figures to records of financial transfers sent from Syrian ministries to other nations,” according to WikiLeaks.

“The material is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s opponents,” said Julian Assange. “It helps us not merely to criticise 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.”

The data was taken from August 2006 through March 2012.

UPDATE:
The Huffington Post reports that the AP has been removed from the list of organizations partnering with WikiLeaks.

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