Posted by: becketfund | July 18, 2009

Iraq: Government Increases Security for Shi’ite Pilgrimage

BAGHDAD – Iraq’s government provided heavy security for a Shi’ite pilgrimage that commemorates the death of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, which culminated with less violent incidence than in previous years, Reuters reported on July 18.  Since 2003 the pilgrimage to the Kadhimiya shrine has been targeting by Sunni al Qaeda, leading to thousands of deaths.

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