Assad Files

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The "Assad Files' are a purported 700,000 pages worth of official documents reflecting Syrian government actions in response to the "crisis" that began in 2011. Some were reportedly leaked by an insider, and some found by opposition fighters as they overran various government facilities, and seem to be largely be from Deir Ezzour province. They were collected and smuggled out of Syria, and examined by Western investigators who say they plan to use them in war crimes trials against Syrian government officials.

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  • 8 October, 2014: New York Times "everal Western governments, including those of the United States and Britain, are financing two separate teams of investigators searching for evidence needed to establish criminal liability in any future war crimes trials." One is Wiley's CIJA, and the other "received British and other European funds this year to focus on the organization of the radical Sunni group Islamic State.")

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