EXTRAVAGANT MILITARY PARADE IN MAKKAH AHEAD OF HAJ

MAKKAH, Aug 14 (NNNBernama)Saudi Arabia held an extravagant military parade before the annual Haj pilgrimage on Monday.

The annual parade showcased the Kingdom’s military might of elite forces and their assets, participating in formation marches, as well as helicopters hovering above, at Arafat, here.

The soldiers also took part in spectacular simulated antiterrorism tactical exercises that included taking down terrorists during highspeed car chase, as well as, a raid on a mockup threestorey building, which ended with an explosion.

The security and stability during the Haj season is one of the country’s greatest concerns as millions of Muslims converge in the Holy City for the annual pilgrimage.

According to the Center for The Government Communication’s website https://hajj.media.gov.sa/en/, 1,392,739 pilgrims have arrived by air, land and sea to perform the Haj as of Sunday.

Source: NAM News Network