Saudi Arabia held an extra ordinary military parade displaying soldiers and other forces who will be responsible for the security of next week’s Hajj pilgrimage here in Makkah.
Almost all Saudi security forces participated in the annual military parade ahead of Hajj as pilgrims around the world started to converge towards the Muslim holy city to perform Hajj pilgrimage.
With all guns blazing, the parade portrayed training exercises of Saudi security forces taking on armed attackers and tackling blazing buildings.
The event is annually held to reflect on the preparations to ensure the safety of pilgrims.
According to the Kingdom’s Hajj ministry, over 1,500,000 pilgrims have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, adding that the majority of them are residing in Makkah.
Every able-bodied Muslim is supposed to undertake the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.