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.

Syria propaganda war?
Syrian regime and its opponents have each accused the other side of employing propaganda in their quest for international support [AP/EPA]
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?
Source: Al Jazeera