WikiLeaks gearing up for next big spill on Iraq

Posted By: Samyuktha
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New York, Sep 11: After taking the world by a storm with the massive leak of classified US military Afghanistan war documents, Wikileaks is gearing up for its next spill with documents relating to the Iraq war.

The whistleblowers' website, WikiLeaks, is presently working with a London-based non-profit agency, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, along with international TV and print media on programs and stories based on its next big leak.

"The material is the biggest leak of military intelligence that has ever occurred, but the Iraq documents are reportedly three times as large as the Afghan War Diary 2004-2010," Iain Overton, editor of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, told Newsweek magazine.

WikiLeaks had earlier given The New York Times, Britain's Guardian and Germany's Der Speigel access to the Afghan war documents.

The documents which revealed to the world the ground reality of the war in Afghanistan raised several questions while US authorities accused the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, of having blood on his hands by putting several lives at risk.

On this, Overton told the magazine that the media houses dealing with the Iraq War documents, have "learned from past experiences" regarding disclosure of materials that could put lives in jeopardy.

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