Leaked US documents show 'truth' on Iraq: WikiLeaks founder

23rd October 2010, Comments 0 comments

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange said Saturday that hundreds of thousands of classified US military documents leaked by the website showed the 'truth' on the Iraq war.

"This disclosure is about the truth," Assange told a news conference in London after WikiLeaks released 400,000 documents which give a grim snapshot of the Iraq war, showing the abuse of Iraqi civilians by Iraqi security forces.

"The attack on the truth by war begins long before war starts and continues long after a war ends," Assange added.

"We hope to correct some of that attack on the truth that occurred before the war, during the war and which has continued on since the war officially concluded."

WikiLeaks' spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told the same news conference that it would also soon release a further batch of 15,000 secret files on the war in Afghanistan.

© 2010 AFP

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