A laptop recovered from an ISIS hideout reportedly contained a hidden trove of secret plans by Islamic jihadists.
Among the many files on the computer, there was a 19-page document on how to weaponize the bubonic plague from infected animals, lessons on disguise, bomb-making and stealing cars.
A man identified by ForeignPolicy.com as Abu Ali, a commander of a moderate Syrian rebel group in northern Syria, told the publication the black laptop was seized earlier this year in a raid on an ISIS hideout in the Syrian province of Idlib, close to the border with Turkey, and belonged to a Tunisian jihadist.
“We found the laptop and the power cord in a room,” Ali told ForeignPolicy.com. “I took it with me.”
Initially, it appeared the computer had been scrubbed, but on closer inspection, thousands of secret files were discovered on the hard drive, which was not password protected, Ali said.