Baghdad - Kirkuk / Marwan al-Ani
The first of the convoys of land pilgrimage through the Arar border crossing heading to Medina with 1175 pilgrims on board, while the coup of one of the buses that transport pilgrims from the city of Kirkuk on the road to Sulaimaniya 25 people, including a member of the provincial council.
The official spokesman of the Hajj and Umrah Organization Hassan Fahad al-Kinani said in a statement that "the Commission has started the process of land-forwarding convoys of pilgrims to the Holy Land by 25 convoys a day, that is 1175 pilgrims will pass daily from the port Arar border Anbar province Via modern buses with all amenities. "
He explained that "the total number of pilgrims on the mainland is about 14 thousand pilgrims, and that the Commission in cooperation with the security forces and the military and popular mobilization secured the road to the pilgrims fully after the deployment of troops along the road, in addition to the convoys will be accompanied by patrols of security forces and air forces until access to the port Arar".
He added that "the Commission provided two meals to pilgrims in the city of visitors in Karbala and the port of Arar, indicating that one pilgrim is assigned two seats in each bus."
He stressed that "
There are many advantages for pilgrims to travel by land, including reducing the cost of Hajj, accompanying buses for pilgrims during their internal transport between Medina and Makkah and throughout the holy days, in addition to the easy transport of furniture and goods that will be placed on the same buses, no matter how many of them. And received Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan, the governor of the northern border in Saudi Arabia for the first time Vuja of Iraqi pilgrims after arriving at the new port Arar yesterday evening The Saudi official for pilgrims that the directives of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz provides all the services and possibilities and Needs since the entry of pilgrims to the country and the performance of Hajj rituals with all comfort and reassurance in their country. "
He congratulated the Amir of the northern Iraqi pilgrims on the safety of access to a new outlet Arar reassuring to their health, and said to them:
As he is the servant of this blessed country and he is there to serve them and the needs they need and to provide all the possibilities and services to perform the rituals of Hajj with ease, ease and comfort " and also to them" that the promotion of pilgrims will be faster at the request of the pilgrims, calling God to accept their pilgrimage and endeavor and to return after the performance Hajj safely to their country. "
in Kirkuk , north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security source said , up the number of pilgrims injured by accident bus coup on the road to Sulaimaniya province , 25 wounded , including the Kirkuk provincial council member.
the source said that the buses to transport pilgrims overturned on the road between Kirkuk Sali Near the vessels spend Chamchamal while pilgrims went from Kirkuk to Sulaymaniyah airport, wounding 25 pilgrims and need them in the Kirkuk provincial council member.
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