Propaganda war between Taliban and Afghan government

Away from the bombs and the bullets, there is another war being fought in Afghanistan, one of propaganda and the winning of hearts and minds.

    The Afghan Taliban is yet to respond to the government's offer of unconditional peace talks to end 16 years of war.

    On Wednesday, President Ashraf Ghani suggested the Taliban could be recognised as a legitimate political party.

    Both sides are engaged in a war of propaganda to win of hearts and minds of the people.

    But many Afghans are wary of the messages both the government and the armed group are sending about the conflict. 

     

    Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    From Zimbabwe to England: A story of war, home and identity

    The country I saw as home, my parents saw as oppressors

    What happens when you reject the identity your parents fought for and embrace that of those they fought against?

    Becoming Ocean: When you and the world are drowning

    Becoming Ocean: When you and the world are drowning

    One woman shares the story of her life with polycystic kidney disease and sees parallels with the plight of the planet.

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    On a gorgeous Florida evening, a truck crashed into me. As I lay in intensive care, I learned who had been driving it.