Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

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Frankfurter Allgemeine (online), 6 August 2013
Analysing Taleban leader Mulla Muhammad Omar’s Eid festival message, Friederike Böge quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig as saying that the conspicuously repeated use of “I” in the message is to signal that doubts about him being alive and in control are a mistake (although the message doesn’t prove this). He also is quoted as saying that the tne of the message is extraordinarily conciliatory towards the Afghan population (not to the Afghan government and the “invaders”, though) and this is designed to counter widespread fears among Afghans about a return of the Taleban to power (in German).