With God's blessing, on Thursday afternoon (27th of Sha'ban 1435 AH corresponding to 26th of June 2014) a volunteers' procession of the first regiment of the fighting troop of Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) for the defence of Iraq and the holy sites set out in a military parade in the holy city of Karbala.
This parade is a warning message to whoever wants to harm the holy city of Karbala, or the holy shrines in Iraq, and it is also a message of reassurance to the people of the holy city of Karbala in particular and the Iraqi people in general. The men of this troop confirm through the determination that was clear on their faces that they would sacrifice everything they have for the safety and security of Iraq and its sanctities.
It is worth noting that the formation of this troop came in response to the call of the religious authority, and as a result of the increasing number of volunteers in the province of Karbala that the current volunteers' centres could not accommodate, the Commission of the popular crowd in the province that is affiliated to the board of the popular crowd of the country set up by the prime ministry, additional volunteers' centres have been opened in coordination with the General Secretariat of the holy shrine of Al-Abbas (peace be upon him). These centres will be a nucleus to form a squad to defend and protect the holy city, with the name of “Squad of Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) that will engage within the formations of the security and the military services, and will work under their supervision, as confirmed by the supreme religious authority in the holy city of Najaf represented by Sayed Ali Al-Sistani.
Pointing out that registration centres of this troop are:
1 - Department of processions and Hussayni bodies in Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine.
2 - the headquarters of the regiment protecting the Two Holy Shrines.