The "secret-spilling group" WikiLeaks said Thursday that it would begin releasing more than 2.4 million emails between Syrian politicians, government officials, and companies that were transmitted between 2006 and March of this year. The organization says it aims to "shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy," as the deadly 16-month uprising against the Syrian regime continues to rage. WikiLeaks said the documents would embarrass not only obstinate President Bashar al-Assad, but also Assad's adversaries. Meanwhile, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, as he awaits word on his asylum application "amid efforts to extradite him to Sweden to face allegations of molestation, sexual abuse, and rape."
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