By Zineb El Mechrafi
By Zineb El Mechrafi
Boston- The press service of the General Inspection of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) on Wednesday has finally concluded that there is no concrete proof of the death of the pilot Yassine Bahri.
Two days after the announcement of the disappearance of the Moroccan F-16 jet in Yemen, the whereabouts of pilot Yassine Bahti remain a profound mystery. An analysis of multiple sources has demonstrated that efforts have been made to manipulate the story behind the crash by sharing false images on social media, according to a statement made by the Royal Armed Forces. The images published on social media and websites of the pilot is “unacceptable and irresponsible”, since they might endanger his life by making him a noticeable target.
The Bahti family and the rest of the nation are desperately hoping that Yassine has survived and will return to his motherland. The newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum has revealed that Yassine’s father, Noureddine Bahti, has received a call from officials informing him that they are still trying to locate his son and that they will keep updating him throughout the development of the story.
His father later revealed that he learned the tragic news from Yassine’s friend the day after the incident. He told Akhbar Al Yaoum: “My son’s friend called me on the phone on Monday and has informed me that a jet has crashed in Yemen and that it was likely my son was involved in it.”
The enigma continues to be the main subject of discussion, as the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) have not yet confirmed the death of the pilot. Al Massae reported that a representative of the Royal Armed Forces said: “Even though the Houthis have instantly taken responsibility for shooting the jet, nothing is certain until the body is recovered.”
Many Moroccan citizens have expressed their sincere empathy toward the family of the pilot, and are praising him for being a “hero” and “the pride” of the nation. Many are praying for his safety and well being, as he undoubtedly demonstrated a remarkable act of courage.
A Moroccan F-16 taking part in a Saudi led strike against the Shiite rebels was shot down on Sunday, only a day before a five-day humanitarian cease-fire was set to begin and a United Nations envoy was to arrive to settle the conflict and promote peace in the area.