At a press conference held today, 5 July 2012, at the Frontline Club in London, WikiLeaks spokesperson Sarah Harrison announced that over the coming months, WikiLeaks will release a database of over two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012. 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.

Media partners for this release include Al Akhbar (Lebanon), Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt), ARD (Germany), Associated Press (US), L’Espresso (Italy), Owni (France) and (Spain), among others.

You can check back here for digests of stories based on the Syria Files as media partners release them.

Initial stories


  • WikiLeaks’ dedicated Syria Files page and press release in several languages.
  • Our own mirror of the Syria Files dedicated page.
  • Twitter, hashtag #SyriaFiles.
  • Al Jazeera Live Blog: Al Jazeera English invites people to highlight interesting emails by email at