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Saudi forces tear down Muharram mourning tents in Shia Qatif region

Reports coming out of Saudi Arabia say the regime's troops have attacked tents set up in the kingdom's Shia-populated Qatif region in preparation for the mourning rituals during the lunar month of Muharram.

Since the beginning of Muharram on Tuesday, Saudi forces have torn down at least 20 tents in Qatif, activists said on online social media networks.

They have also been removing Shia signs under the pretext of ridding the region of what they call visual pollution.

Social media users shared photos of the aftermath of the Saudi raids.

Shia Muslims observe Muharram, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Imam of Shia Muslims and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Imam Hussein and his 72 companions, were martyred in the Battle of Karbala by the army of the tyrant of the time, the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I, in 680 AD.

Shia Muslims observe Muharram, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Imam of Shia Muslims and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Imam Hussein and his 72 companions, were martyred in the Battle of Karbala by the army of the tyrant of the time, the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I, in 680 AD.

Source: Press TV


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