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  Updated: January 8, 2008

Foreign, Arab mourners begin flocking to Karbala

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Arab and foreign mourning devotees have begun arriving in the holy city of Karbala to observe Sha’a’ir Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS) i.e. majales al-azaiyah, tatbeer, ma’tam, marathi etc during the first ten days of Moharram.

Chief of the religious tourism committee in Karbala governorate council Sheikh Abdulhasan Al-Forati said three buses with Tanzanian pilgrims have reached during the first week of January.

Three hotels in the holy city have been booked for Arba’in (40 days after the martyrdom of Al-Imam Al-Hussein) commemoration by Bahraini mourners while caravans of Lebanese mourners are about to reach the city.      

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