The combat squad of Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) has participated in the military parade held on Tuesday morning 14th of Rabi' Al-Awwal 1436 AH, corresponding to the 6th of January, 2015 on the occasion of the 94th anniversary of the establishment of the Iraqi army.
The province of Karbala established a military parade including all the formations of the security forces of the Iraqi Ministry of Defence, and the combat squad of Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) has represented in this parade the popular mobilization forces that have answered the call of the religious authority for the defence of Iraq and its people.
This parade was attended by the governor of Karbala, the head of the provincial council and a number of security leaders as well as notables of the tribes in the province.
During this parade a number of the members of the combat squad of Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) who were martyrs in the defence of the homeland, were honoured through their families, as well as a number of the officers who have shown exceptional and outstanding efforts through the security plan special to the Zyarat Arba'een of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) during this year.
It is noteworthy that proceeding from the legitimate and national duty towards the beloved country and its sanctities, and implementing and complying with the fatwa of the Supreme Religious Authority in the holy city of Najaf about the sufficient duty to defend the land of Iraq and its sanctities, the local government in the province of Karbala has announced on the afternoon of Saturday (22nd of Sha'ban 1435 AH) corresponding to (June 21, 2014) in Alqami complex for the visitors of the holy shrine of Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) the formation of a squad for the protection of the holy city, stated by the president of the provincial council in Karbala, Mr. Nassif Jassem Al-Khattabi: "in response to the call of the religious authority, and as a result of the increasing number of volunteers in the province 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). "
He then added: "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)” ." He has pointed the places of registration, namely:
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.
He explained: "These volunteers 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".