Secret war files: special report

  • 1 Dec 2010

    Exclusive: Channel 4 News reveals US Army hacker Bradley Manning, allegedly behind the WikiLeaks data leak, was a bullied schoolboy in Wales and set up a social networking site years before Facebook.

  • 29 Nov 2010

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai insists the leaked documents will not damage international ties as military analyst Professor Michael Clarke tells Channel 4 News that WikiLeaks has “lost the plot”.

  • 24 Oct 2010

    The MoD has joined the US in condemning Wikileaks for the largest ever leak of classified files, as human rights campaigners call for an investigation into thousands of unreported civilian deaths.

  • 23 Oct 2010

    Exclusive: a lawyer tells Channel 4 News there could be evidence of war crimes in the Iraq logs made public by WikiLeaks which contain records of fighters being killed as they try to surrender.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Iraq’s secret war logs published by WikiLeaks show Iraqi civilians were attacked by US Apache Hellfire missiles and in some instances fighters were killed when trying to surrender.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Previously secret medical evidence into the death of Iraq weapons expert Dr David Kelly has revealed his wounds were “typical of self-inflicted injury”.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    There is so much data the Channel 4 Dispatches team had to design their own computer programme to sift through it – and the results of that are truly startling, writes Alex Thomson.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    In the biggest official files leak in history nearly 400,000 Iraq war logs reveal the massive scale of civilian deaths and new torture allegations following an investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    The secret files show that two-thirds of deaths 2004-09 were civilians and that significantly more ordinary people were killed at checkpoints than enemy fighters.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Iraq’s war logs published by WikiLeaks reveal US troops appeared to abuse Iraqi prisoners after the Abu Ghraib scandal, turned a blind eye to Iraqi-on-Iraqi torture and imprisoned one in 50 Iraqi men.

  • 10 Oct 2010

    The father of a Red Cap killed by a mob in the Iraq war has told Channel 4 News “this is the gratitude Iraq has shown us” after a judge in Baghdad dropped charges against two accused men.

  • 2 Aug 2010

    Campaigners have launched a bid to take the MoD to court over alleged civilian killings by British forces in Afghanistan, uncovered by Wikileaks. Channel 4 News has obtained the legal letter.

  • 30 Jul 2010

    War files: the Taliban issues a chilling warning to Afghans, alleged to have worked as informers for the Nato-led coalition, telling Channel 4 News ‘US spies” will be hunted down and punished.

  • 29 Jul 2010

    Thousands of Afghans have downloaded the WikiLeaks files, the Afghan Human Rights Commissioner tells Channel 4 News. It raises fears over informants’ safety where personal details may be revealed.

  • 28 Jul 2010

    Exclusive: a former MI5 officer tells Channel 4 News Afghanistan civilians named in the WikiLeaks war logs and their families could be “in great danger”.