As the war in Syria rumbles on, and as political representatives of the Syrian regime and opposition take their sweet time in getting around to another round of ultimately doomed peace talks, some belligerents have taken to advertising their case directly.
We’ve already seen some jihadist rebel groups promote their cause as not only holy, but also high-end, with iPads, kit-kats and all the Red Bull you can drink promised to would-be fighters. Now some brigades are ripping off iconic sporting brands in their bid to win hearts and minds. (All photos courtesy of Charles Lister):
Here’s some in Germany, birthplace of Adi Dassler:
Harakat Ansar Iran’s media wing Al-Farook:
And, my favourite, reminiscent of the Libyan rebel who stole our hearts, from Al-Farook again:
Because nothing says “Winner” like knockoff leisure wear.