Over 700,000 pilgrims gone to Iraq for Arbaeen so far

Over 700,000 pilgrims  gone to Iraq for Arbaeen so far

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) – Statistics released by Iranian police show that more than 700,000 pilgrims have traveled to Iraq for the Arbaeen pilgrimage during the first wave of the Arabeen procession, indicating a 43% increase compared to last year.

As the religious Arbaeen procession continues, Iranian and non-Iranian (mainly Pakistani and Azerbaijani Shia pilgrims) use six border crossings in the west of Iran to cross into Iraq to reach the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Karbala.

More than 2,350,000 people have so far enrolled on the Samah online registering website designed by Iranian authorities for religious pilgrimages, with 312,000 people crossing into Iraq through the Mehran border crossing in Ilam Province as the highest number.

The figures released by the Iranian authorities showed that over 700,000 Iranian pilgrims have been sent to Iraq from the six border crossings at the shared border with Iraq, showing a 43% increase.

Last weekend, the Iranian ministers of interior and health visited the shared border crossings to inspect the facilities and relief equipment at the border for Arbaeen pilgrims.


Source: Mehr News