If this Guardian article is to be believed, the screengrab you're looking at is that of an "official" Twitter feed for the Taliban.
I wonder if they'll be able to get that little blue "Verified" account badge.
Their Twitter feed, @alemarahweb, pumps out several messages each day, keeping 224 followers up to date with often highly exaggerated reports of strikes against the "infidel forces" and the "Karzai puppet regime". Most messages by the increasingly media-savvy movement are in Pashtu, with links to news stories on the elaborate and multilingual website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as the Taliban's shadow government likes to style itself.
"Most," that is. The rest of the feed is retweets of Osama in Hell, inspirational quotes from Justin Bieber, and descriptions of delicious bygone sandwiches.
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