This summer, Foreign Policy contributors Harald Dornboos and Jenan Moussa were given rare access to an unusual source of information on the Islamic State: the laptop of one of the jihadist organization's fighters. The laptop -- initially captured by moderate Syrian rebels from an IS hideout in the Syrian province of Idlib -- contained more than 35,347 files in 2,367 folders. Here, FP looks at its contents, which provide a glimpse into the digital life of an IS fighter -- from bomb-making guides to playlists of Western pop, rousing Islamist speeches to recipes for banana mousse.
Above, a page from an explosives-making guide found on the laptop.
Courtesy Harald Dornboos/Jenan Moussa