Iranian Pilgrims Continue to Enter Iraq's Kurdistan Region for Arbaeen Commemoration
Officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government have confirmed that the influx of Iranian pilgrims into Iraq through the Kurdistan Region's border crossings remains ongoing as they participate in the Arbaeen commemoration in the holy city of Karbala.
Sangar Mustafa, a member of the Visitors Reception Committee, reported, "According to official records, since the commencement of this operation, approximately 20,000 Iranian pilgrims have entered Iraq via border crossings within the Kurdistan Region. The majority of these pilgrims originate from Iranian cities and provinces situated along the Kurdistan Region's borders. It is worth noting that the entry of Iranian pilgrims commenced on August 18th of this year and is slated to persist until September 6th."
Two border crossings, Haji Omaran and Bashmaq, have been specifically designated to facilitate the entry of Iranian pilgrims into Iraq. Many prefer this route due to its shorter and safer nature when traveling to the holy city of Karbala. To ensure the comfort of the visitors during their journey, the Kurdistan Regional Government has deployed special teams to provide food, accommodations, and various amenities.
This annual pilgrimage, marking Arbaeen, is a significant event for Shia Muslims worldwide, and the Kurdistan Region continues to play a pivotal role in facilitating this spiritual journey for Iranian pilgrims.