Funeral for Muslim Sect’s Spiritual Leader Draws Thousands to Sulaymaniyah

July 10, 2020 11:06 PM
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Thousands of Sufi mourners attended the funeral of their spiritual leader, Sheikh Mohammad al-Kasnazani, Friday in Iraq’s northeastern city of Sulaymaniyah. Among the mourners were more than 500 Iranian Kurdish Sufis who forced their way through the Iran-Iraq border to participate in the funeral rituals. VOA’s Rebaz Majeed attended the funeral and filed this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.
Camera: Rebaz Majeed
Produced by: Bezhan Hamdard