In an overview of the Syria Files project, WikiLeaks said that the 2.4 million emails were taken "from Syrian political figures, ministries, and associated companies." All told, 680 different domain names were involved, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture. The emails are dated from between August 2006 and March 2012.
"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," said WikiLeaks. "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."
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