Arbaeen pilgrimage route under full security coverage
Ahvaz, With the necessary measures taken by related organizations, all the border paths for Arbaeen pilgrimage are in full security, according to head of Iran's National Security Research Center.
Brigadier Amir Hayat Moqaddat made the remarks during a visit to Chazzabeh border terminal.
Arbaeen is a mourning day in which Shia Muslims mark the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Shia Imam and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Every year, millions of Shia Muslims go to the holy shrine of Imam Hossein (AS) in Karbala on foot to mark Arbaeen.
Hayat Moqaddam thanked all those who have facilitated the travel of pilgrims to Iraqi soil.
The official said the IRGC, Army and Police forces have contributed to security of Arbaeen rituals.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA