Taliban Develop Smartphone App to Advance Propaganda Efforts

  • Militant group pushing into Internet to boost visibility
  • Afghan government has been fighting group for more than decade

An Afghan former Taliban fighter carries his weapon before handing it over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad.

Photographer: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images

Afghanistan’s Taliban guerrillas developed an online application for Android smartphones, signaling the militant group is becoming more adept at using Internet and wireless technologies to increase visibility.

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