Jordanian Special Forces unit during a training exercise.
Jordanian Special Forces unit during a training exercise.Reuters File

After the Islamic State militants burned the Jordanian pilot alive, the country promised a 'relentless' war and now with discussion on for deploying Jordan's special forces to eradicate ISIS, the militant group should be a worried lot.

ISIS released a video of the Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive, after locking him in a cage. Jordan, since then, has pounded ISIS targets in Syria and has promised more such attacks.

Recent reports have found that the Jordanians want the country to play more involved role in the US-led coalition attacks against ISIS. There has been an increased demand for sending in the Jordanian special forces to fight the Islamic State militants.

According to a Business Insider report, Jordan's Special Forces that frequently train along with the US Special forces are a 14,000 strong unit and are touted as an effective 'intelligent' fighting unit.

Even though ISIS has a large army of fighters, but till now it has not fought a highly trained combat team such as the Jordanian special forces, who are equipped and trained to be able to operate behind the enemy lines for long periods without any logistical support.

Meanwhile, what ISIS should worry most is the fact that Jordan is a global training centre for special operations. Its King Abdullah Special Operations Training Centre (KASOTC), a facility in Amman, is listed as the most advanced special operations training complex in the world. 

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