Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

„Propaganda der Angst“

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Leipziger Volkszeitung, 17 December 2014 (nicht online)

Short interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the attack of Pakistani Taleban on a school in Peshawar, mainly saying that Pakistan’s Taleban see the Pakistani army as their main enemy and do not care about civilian casualties when attacking it (the school is run by the military) and that such attacks, despite their ugliness, are more propaganda hen military actions as they are to spread fear and terror but cannot win a war. He also warns against playing up the threat of militant Islamism in out own countries.