Over 11,000 Syrians arrived in Mecca to perform Hajj under the auspices of the Syrian Coalition’s Hajj Committee.
Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition and head of the Hajj Committee Abdul Ilah Alfahd said that the bulk of Syrians who had wanted to perform hajj arrived in Mecca. Alfahd also said that the committee oversees the provision of services to Syrian pilgrims during hajj, adding that the pilgrims are being accompanied by medical staff to provide the necessary medical care.
Applications for haj had been submitted to the offices of Hajj Committee in Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, and Jordan. The Committee has the exclusive right to receive and manage the applications.
The Committee also oversees the issuance of visas from the Kingdom Saudi Arabia, transportation and housing of pilgrims in Mecca and Medina, and the holy sites.
The Hajj Committee was set up under an agreement between the Syrian Coalition and Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj in 2014. (Source: Syrian Coalition)