Analysis: The many truths about the Syrian conflict
Analysts discuss propaganda employed by the Syrian regime and opponents, as the war for international support rages on.
Following the controversy over NBC correspondent Richard Engel’s kidnapping
and allegations that opposition forces concocted a fake plot to win over Western sympathies
, along with the Syrian regime’s insistence that all opposition fighters are “terrorists”, many analysts have declared the Syrian civil war a war of propaganda as much as one of arms. What are the strategies being employed in this so-called propaganda war by opposition groups and their allies, and by the Syrian regime and its allies – and what are their desired effects?