Thousands of Jordanian soldiers deployed to Iraqi border
Jordanian soldiers guard the Al-Karameh border point with Iraq, to prevent Islamic State jihadists from overrunning the crossing in, June 2014. (AFP/File)
Thousands of Jordanian soldiers have been deployed to the Iraq border, Jordanian government officials told NBC News on Tuesday.
According to the officials, the deployment comes as a way to intimidate Daesh and to prevent them from sneaking into the country.
Jordan has intensified its campaign against the extreme Islamist group after terrorists burned one of its military's pilots alive.