First Batch of Intending Syrian Pilgrims Arrives in Saudi Arabia

A total of 1,200 intending Syrian pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia coming from Gaziantep airport to perform hajj.

Abdulrahman Nahlawi, media officer of the Syrian Coalition’s Supreme Hajj Committee said that two groups of intending Syrian pilgrims arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia coming from the cities of Gaziantep and Reyhanli in Turkey. He added that the third group, numbering 694 intending pilgrims, would arrive in the Kingdom on Monday.

Nahlawi pointed out that staff of the Committee in Saudi Arabia are receiving the intending Syrian pilgrims and working to facilitate their movement in the airports until they reach their places of residence. While in their residence, the pilgrims are being looked after by the Committee’s medical, religious and administrative offices.

The Committee announced that a total of 15,000 Syrians will perform hajj for this year coming from Syria, the neighboring countries as well as Qatar, Egypt, UAE and Kuwait.

The Committee has been supervising the affairs of the Syrian intending pilgrims over the past five years and has been providing them with services and all forms of facilitation, starting from obtaining visas until they reach the holy sites.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 15.08.2017)

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