Under the slogan "Al-Basheer title of loyalty and mercy of the loyal" and under the auspices of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, the al-Abbas's (p) Fighting Squad held on Wednesday 25th of Sha'ban 1440 AH corresponding to May 1, 2019 a a major celebration in al-Basheer Kasbah, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the liberation of Al-Basheer Kasbah from the clutches of the terrorist ISIL gangs, with a large presence of religious, cultural and intellectual delegations and personalities from all governorates of Iraq, and representatives of the holy shrines, security forces and popular mobilization.
The celebration began by a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran and reciting Surah Al-Fatiha in honor of Iraq's martyrs, followed by the Iraqi national anthem and anthem of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine. Then a welcome speech was then delivered to the people of Al-Basheer by the agent of the supreme religious authority in Kirkuk; Sayed Qunbur al-Musawi.
It was followed by a speech by the Commander of the al-Abbas (peace be upon him) fighting squad; Sheikh Maitham Al-Zaidi, in which he stated: "The battle of liberating Al-Bashir was a national epic, in which the entire Iraqi spectrum participated. The Arab and Turkmen forces and even the Peshmerga forces participated in the last phase to liberate this beloved Kasbah..."
There was also a word for the commander of the brigade 16 of the popular mobilization; Nabeel al-Bashir.
During the festival, many poems were presented about the heroism and sacrifices of the fighters whose blood was shed on the land of Iraq. Finally, the audience went to the opening of the exhibition of the spoils of the al-Abbas (peace be upon him) fighting squad, which were seized during the battles it waged in the Basheer village and other battles against the terrorist ISIL gangs.