PressTV: Saudi Arabia blocks Syrians from Hajj

Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:4PM GMT

Saudi Arabia has blocked Syrian citizens from entering the country to perform the annual Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj, Syrian state media say.

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and several other Arab countries are funding and arming terrorist groups fighting against the Syrian government.

Syria has been the scene of violence by armed groups since March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of hundreds of people, including many security forces.

Original posting at jhaines