Chief recruiter of ISIS in India, Mohamamd Shafi Armar, has been killed in a drone strike in Syria.
Armar, who hails from Bhatkal in Karnataka, was reportedly planning to set up an ISIS unit in every state in India and had recruited at least 30 men for the terror organization.
He had formed the Junud al Khalifa-e-Hind (Soldiers of the Indian Caliphate) and used platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp to recruit fighters from India.
Armar was killed in a drone strike by the US-led coalition in Syria.
According to reports, he was in contact with at least 600-700 Indian youngsters on closed groups on various social networking sites and even arranged funds for IS recruits in the country.
Officials suspect that Armar was the common link between several IS suspects caught and questioned by National Investigation Agency in the country earlier this year.