Karen Aisha Hamidon, the alleged wife of slain Ansar al-Khilafa Philippines head, Mohammad Jaafar Maguid, was believed to be behind the successful recruitment of several Indian nationals to fight for IS in Mindanao.

She reportedly used the social media platform “Telegram” to convince foreign fighters to come to the Philippines.

The National Bureau of Investigation said Hamidon’s cellphone yielded about 296 posts promoting the Marawi siege.

On the day of her arrest, the NBI said the suspected IS recruiter posted an invitation to “mujahedeen (holy warriors)” to “Let us go to Marawi in Mindanao to join the war against the Conquerors of the soldiers of Tawagheet (idols).”

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