INA - Baghdad
Supreme Commission for Hajj and Umrah stated that the first group of Iraqi pilgrims passed through Arar borders to Saudi Arabia, the commission spokesman, Hasan al-Kinani announced on Saturday.
He added that they pilgrims were around 937 from Kirkuk, Maysan and Muthana as they were divided into 40 buses along with providing food and services.
Security Forces provided the backup and Air Force have completely secured the roads as it will continue so until all pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia.
Translator: Emad Atta