Air Cover for Arba’een Pilgrims

Air Cover  for Arba’een PilgrimsAir Cover  for Arba’een Pilgrims

Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, highlighted the measures taken to provide security for Shia pilgrims in Karbala, Iraq during Arbaeen (Dec. 2), at a military ceremony on Sunday. “Iran’s integrated air defense will provide complete airspace protection to the pilgrims during the rituals,” the commander of the Iranian Air Defense forces, said, quoted by IRNA. Arba’een, which is one of the largest religious congregations in the world, is observed 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (AS). Nearly two million pilgrims from all over the world participate in the religious ceremony.