Jordan has amassed "thousands" of troops at its border with Iraq even as the campaign to defeat ISIS grows, according to government officials.
Jordan's troops are prevent ISIS fighters from moving into Jordan but also as a show of force, according to NBC News, which quoted government officials under condition of anonymity.
Following the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot held captive by ISIS militants, Jordan King Abdullah warned it would avenge his death and crush ISIS' campaign of terror "because this terrorist organization is not only fighting us, but also fighting Islam and its pure values."
The United Arab Emirates also Tuesday launched airstrikes Tuesday against the Islamic State from an air base in Jordan, marking its return to combat operations against the militants after it halted flights late last year.
The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said Emirati F-16s carried out a series of strikes Tuesday morning, according to a brief statement carried by the Gulf nation's official WAM news agency.