Photo Gallery The Foundation of Islamic State Power

An Iraqi officer planned Islamic State's takeover in Syria. SPIEGEL has been given exclusive access to his papers. They portray the image of an organization that, while seemingly fanatic, is actually cooly calculating.
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Foto: AP/ Raqqa Media Center
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Foto: AP/ Raqqa Media Center
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Foto: © Stringer . / Reuters/ REUTERS
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Foto: Uncredited/ AP/dpa
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Foto: DER SPIEGEL
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Foto: Christoph Reuter/ DER SPIEGEL