Founder and editor of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange

Wikileaks has already has published 77,000 confidential US military reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010, a disclosure which some say could expose human rights abuses across the Nato-led campaign.

The revelation has angered the Pentagon, which has blamed Wikileaks of endangering the lives of informants and soldiers in the field, and demanded that Wikileaks should refrain from publishing any more secret data.

Speaking via videolink to London’s Frontline Club, Mr Assange said he had no intention of holding back. He gave no specific time frame, but he said that his organization was about halfway through those 15,000 or so secret files previously held back from publication.

“We’re about 7,000 reports in,” he said, adding that he would definitely publish them.

He said he had “no comment” about his current whereabouts.

Reporters Without Borders, the international media watchdog, said Wikileaks was showing “incredible irresponsibility” in publishing the documents.


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