The "Ever wondered how we charge our phones here?" photo here, from the Buzzfeed article, shows quite a level of improvisation. However it would be much more efficient to go not the 12Vdc-to-230Vac inverter and then using wallwart chargers, but use instead the buck converters, the DC-DC car chargers instead. Much less energy is lost.
(Hope this advice does not count as support of terrorism. What side does the West support this week, anyway?)
The Mitsubishi pickup shown there, with a machine gun, is a nice example of a "technical, an improvised fighting vehicle. These are a nice example that warzones have their own flavor hacker/maker culture, born out of necessity. Too bad the photos do not show details of the joints and mounts.
Also, cats with guns aren't that rare theme. Google-image "sniper cat" for more pew-pew cuteness.