15 May '11, 11pm

Taleban on Twitter as Afghan rebels enter Internet age: KABUL - THE Taleban once banned all television, music an...

Taleban on Twitter as Afghan rebels enter Internet age: KABUL - THE Taleban once banned all television, music an...

The Taleban once banned all television, music and cinema in Afghanistan, but now they are fighting their war via Twitter, the online messaging network that revolutionised global communication. -- PHOTO: AFP KABUL - THE Taleban once banned all television, music and cinema in Afghanistan, but now they are fighting their war via Twitter, the online messaging network that revolutionised global communication. The Islamist extremists sent out their first tweet in English on May 12 claiming 'enemy attacked in Khak-e-Safid', with a link to their website for more details about rebel fighters killing 'at least 6 puppet police'. The move into the English language on Twitter is the latest sign that the Taleban are embracing modern technology in the propaganda battle that runs alongside the guerrilla war of ambushes, suicide bombings and mine explosions. When they ruled Afghanistan bet...

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