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Iran closes border crossings with Iraq

Iran has closed several border crossings with Iraq ahead of the Shiite holy day of Ashoura, the country’s state television reported Sunday. The report, citing the government in Tehran, said the crossings were closed to “contain the large number of pilgrims” bound for the Shiite holy city of Karbala in southern Iraq who were planning to cross into Iraq without “legal documents.” No other details were given but the report indicated that not all border crossings had been closed and that some pilgrims were allowed through elsewhere. Full Story

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