A total of 10,000 intending Syrian pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia coming from Syria and neighboring countries to perform the 2017 Hajj season.
The Supreme Hajj Committee said that the last batch of intending Syrian pilgrims, comprising 5,000 pilgrims, would arrive in Saudi Arabia after six days, which will bring the total number of Syrians who will perform hajj to 15,000.
The Committee said that the first flight of intending Syrian pilgrims coming from Lebanon and Jordan arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday after several flights had arrived in the Kingdom coming from Gaziantep and Istanbul, Turkey.
Abdul Rahman Nahlawi, the committee’s communications officer, said that the staff of the committee is receiving the intending Syrian pilgrims and facilitating their movement in the airports until they reach their places of stay. He added that the Committee’s medical, religious and administrative offices are taking care of the Syrian pilgrims during their stay in the Kingdom.
The Committee has been overseeing the affairs of the Syrian pilgrims for the fifth consecutive year, providing them with services and facilitations from the moment they obtain visas until they finish the hajj rites and came back home. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)