Jordan announced it has carried out dozens of air strikes on the Islamic State group, as a top US envoy said Iraqi troops would begin a major ground offensive against the jihadists in the weeks ahead.
President Barack Obama wants Congress to vote to authorize U.S. military force against ISIS, and may ask for it as early as Friday, February 6. Why Congress must approve this request, including the use of boots on the ground.
Jordan weighed its next move Thursday against the Islamic State group after vowing a harsh response to the burning alive of a fighter pilot, whose family called for the jihadists to be "destroyed".
Jordan has executed two prisoners with ties to the Islamic State Wednesday morning. This move came following the release of a video by the terrorist group showing the brutal murder by of a Jordanian fighter pilot.
Jordan offered Wednesday to exchange a female jihadist for a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State group, whose deadline for executing the airman and a Japanese journalist is thought to have passed.