Tripoli, 13 October:
The first batch of pilgrims undertaking the Haj in Mecca this year left Abraq airport on Friday for Jeddah. . . .[restrict]The 140 pilgrims from the Jebel Akhdar area are expected to stay in Saudi Arabia for some three weeks. Another 550 pilgrims are due to fly out from Abraq in the next few days.
Several planeloads of pilgrims have already left from Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata.
Haj this year is due to fall between 24-29 October.
On Thursday, it was reported that Saudi Arabia had agreed to respond urgently to Libya’s requests to increase the number of the Libyans performing Haj this year.