On Sunday, the Shrine authorities of Imam Ali have announced that millions of Shiite visitors have reached Najaf to memorialize the ritual murder of Imam Ali.
The authorities stressed on the successfully implementation of security plan in order to avoid any type of misfortune during the ceremony. A representative from the Shrine authorities of Imam Ali, Ali Al-Husseini said that a large number of Shiite visitors gathered in the province to memorialize the ritual murder of Imam Ali and we have taken essential and important security measures to ensure securing lives of the people.
Al-Husseini further added that we have taken most tight steps and Iraqi Security Forces will work in cooperation with the Middle Euphrates Operations Command in Najaf. It was also said that very strong security plan has been designed in order to provide security and secure environment to our visitors. Husseini further added that a large number of Iraqi armed forces have been deployed and the police will also participate to provide more secure environment during the ceremony and we believe that our implementation of tight security plan will be more successful without happening any kind of hateful incident.