Photo Gallery: The Foundation of Islamic State Power
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Photo Gallery: The Foundation of Islamic State Power

The Terror Strategist Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State

An Iraqi officer planned Islamic State's takeover in Syria and SPIEGEL has been given exclusive access to his papers. They portray an organization that, while seemingly driven by religious fanaticism, is actually coldly calculating.
This document is Haji Bakr's sketch for the possible structure of the Islamic State administration.

This document is Haji Bakr's sketch for the possible structure of the Islamic State administration.

Graphic: A digital rendering of Haji Bakr's Islamic State organigram.

Graphic: A digital rendering of Haji Bakr's Islamic State organigram.

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A handwritten chart shows Bakr's thoughts regarding the establishment of the Islamic State.

A handwritten chart shows Bakr's thoughts regarding the establishment of the Islamic State.

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