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 Updated: July 5, 2015

Security stepped up in Najaf on Imam Ali Martyrdom Anniversary

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: Iraqi govt. has announced that Special Forces have been deployed to provide security for the mourning pilgrims converging on the holy city of Najaf to observe martyrdom anniversary of Amir-ul-Mominin al-Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib(PBUH),

A security source in Karbala said that special forces from the Karbala Police Department have been dispatched to the holy city of Najaf in a bid to ensure the security of mourning pilgrims.

Meantime, Khadhir al-Jabouri, head of the Provincial Council of Najaf, said local authorities, in coordination with Central Euphrates Operations Command, have prepared a complete security plan for the anniversary of Imam Ali's martyrdom.

Arrangements have also been made with authorities in Najaf province as well as in neighboring provinces to provide services for the pilgrims, he added.

Each year thousands of Shiites from all over the world travel to Najaf to mark the martyrdom of Imam Ali (PBUH) on 21st of Ramadan (the 9th month in the lunar Hijri calendar).


 

 
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