An independent humanitarian organization says hundreds of thousands of people are still displaced from Iraq’s strategic northern city of Mosul, which served as Daesh terror group’s last urban bastion and its de facto capital in the Arab country, months after government forces and their allied fighters liberated it from the clutches of the extremists.
Millions of Muslims have been marching towards the shrine of the Third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala, to mark the 40th day following the anniversary of his martyrdom back in the seventh century.
Holy shrines in Iraq, Syria, and Iran in addition to mosques, Husseiniyahs, and Islamic Centers in Islamic and non-Islamic countries are marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Zainul Abideen al-Sajjad, peace be upon him.
Thousands of students and dozens of professors and educational staffs have taken part in the annual procession towards the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and his brother Abu al-Fadhil al-Abbas, peace be upon them.
Five militants, including a key Taliban commander, Mullah Sayed Ahmad, were killed and two others injured after security forces aircraft targeted their positions in the northern Afghan province of Sari Pul on Thursday, an army spokesman Nasratullah Jamshidi said.