16 February 2014 - 20:00
News ID: 635
Rasa - The assistant coordinator for the Vali-ye Asr (AJ) Corps in the south-western Iranian province of Khuzestan stated that it is anticipated that during the upcoming Norouz (Iranian new year) holidays, about 4 million people will travel to the province to pay homage to the martyrs of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
Battlefields of the Iran-Iraq War

Rasa News Agency reports - Abdonnaser Nedaye-Ali, the assistant coordinator for the Vali-ye Asr (AJ) Corps in Khuzestan said that measures have been taken to facilitate the construction of housing for the pilgrims in the areas near the battlefield sites. “20 campgrounds have been organized and prepared for pilgrims in the region,” he added.


“Khuzestan province has the most pilgrimage sites for the martyrs [of the war] and we consider this a great honour,” he noted, pointing to the infrastructure built for the pilgrims in the province.


“Educational courses and workshops narrated by those involved in the Holy Defense are a specialty of the pilgrimage to the ‘Land of Light,’” Nedaye-Ali explained while explaining the ongoing preparations to host the pilgrims.


“The spiritual atmosphere prevailing in the lands on which the holy Defense was fought is able to destroy many of the enemy’s plots,” Nedaye-Ali emphasized while noting that pilgrimage to the ‘Land of Light’ is the best opprtunity to transfer the knowledge and values learned from the Holy Defense.




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