Syria Files

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The Syria Files is a partnership between Wikileaks and a number of media organizations from around the world, including Al-Akhbar, which exposes the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy.

On 17 June 2011, Syrian state media announced that Rami Makhlouf, a notorious business tycoon and cousin of President Bashar al-Assad, was quitting business and dedicating his wealth and life to charity and development projects in an apparent concession to one of the initial demands of protesters in Syria. Read more


Emails from the “Syria Files” released by WikiLeaks and obtained by Al-Akhbar show that a Qatari royal and founder of the Qatar International Islamic...
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On 19 May 2011, a memorandum entitled “Crisis Communications Analysis” was forwarded by, an account which is most likely used by...
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The “Syria Files” cache released by WikiLeaks on 5 June 2012 includes around 2.4 million emails sent and received by thousands of different users (...
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