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86,500 Iranians to make Hajj pilgrimage this year

Tehran, July 21, 86,500 Iranian pilgrims will be transported to Saudi Arabia by 335 flights, says the director general of planning and dispatching Hajj pilgrims of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization.

The Iranians pilgrims transporting operation kicks off on July 31, and the last group of them will be back to Iran by September 25, said Kamran Akbari on Thursday.

Of all 335 flights, Medina is the destination for 179 flights and Jeddah for the rest 156 flights, Akbari added.

Each year, in Hajj season, Iranians like other Muslims in the world go to Mecca to make the Hajj pilgrimage.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency