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Iraq has reopened a border crossing point with Iran after years to facilitate the Arbaeen pilgrimage to the Arab country.
Axar.az reports citing Press TV that the Khosravi border crossing was reopened on Friday during a ceremony attended by Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and his Iraqi counterpart Yassin al-Yassri.
Each year, Shia and Sunni pilgrims as well as those from other faiths gather in Iraq in the weeks leading to the day of Arba’een and stream towards Karbala on foot from other Iraqi cities, especially Najaf and Basra.
In recent years, Karbala has been host to between 10 and 20 million visitors during the event.
At least two million pilgrims have passed border checkpoints into Iraq from neighboring Iran.
2019.09.06 / 15:53