London: In continuing leaks of official communication from Syria, whistleblower website Wikileaks has released thousands of emails related to the troubled country's ministries of Foreign Affairs and Presidential Affairs.
The website began publishing what it called 'Syria Files' from July 5. The latest releases were published on September 10 and 11.
It said in a statement: "This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture.
At this time Syria is undergoing a violent internal conflict that has killed between 6,000 and 15,000 people in the last 18 months."
WikiLeaks added: "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."
First Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 22:16