Jordan Deploys Ground Troops to Iraq Border

Jordan ramps up its fight against ISIS, deploying first ground troops

Coalition firepower would support the Iraq-led offensive, he added.

Since ISIS released the barbaric video showing Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh burning alive last week, King Abdullah's revenge has been swift and Jordan’s military has ramped up its involvement in the fight against ISIS.

Gen. Allen, told ABC News’ “This Week” in an exclusive interview that the video “absolutely” backfired on the Islamic State group. Instead, he said, the video "galvanized the coalition, unified the coalition."

He added: “It’s a very important moment for our Arab allies within the coalition."

Over the weekend, Jordan requested an expanded role in the coalition, according to U.S. officials. Jordanian F-16s launched a total of 56 airstrikes, successfully targeting arms depots, logistical centers and wiping out 20 percent of the group’s capabilities, according to Jordan’s air force chief Major General al Jobour.