NEW YORK – Thousands of Jordanian troops have been deployed to its border with Iraq as the country escalates its fight against ISIS militants, NBC News reported Tuesday. The troops were deployed as a show of force, and to prevent fighters aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from crossing the border into Jordan, NBC reported, citing two Jordanian officials. Jordan's King Abdullah said last week that he would seek revenge against ISIS for the death of Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian fighter pilot who was burned alive by ISIS fighters in a graphic video.
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