VIDEO: High Level Security for Shia Pilgrims ahead of Arbaeen Walk in Iraq

Sun Nov 20, 2016 15:55:09

Tough security measures have been taken by Iraqi troops to protect hundreds of thousands of Shia Muslims flocking to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq to commemorate the 7th century death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

“We came from Bahrain. The Iraqi and Bahraini authorities facilitated our coming to the holy city of Karbala. The measures at the Iraqi airport were very easy and simple. Then we came from Najaf to Karbala on foot. We didn't face any obstacle,” one the pilgrims said.

“The security measures are good. The security plan for this year is very accurate and precise. There were cars giving us lifts to and from Karbala,” another pilgrim emphasized.

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