The first plane carrying Syrian Hajj pilgrims took off from Gaziantep airport in Türkiye on Tuesday under the supervision of the Syrian Supreme Hajj Committee.
The first batch, consisting of 303 Hajj pilgrims, came from Syria through the Bab al-Salama border crossing. They were received by Head of the Syrian Interim Government and Head of the Supreme Hajj Committee Abdurrahman Mustafa, along with the administrative staff who followed the procedures to facilitate the movement of pilgrims at the border crossings and airports.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has set Syria’s quota for this years’ Hajj pilgrimage at 10,186 pilgrims, two years after pilgrimage for non-residents was suspended due to the covid-19 pandemic.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)