Rabat - Morocco organized military funerals to honor first Lieutenant Yassine Bahti, who died following the crash of his F-16 warplane in Yemen.
Rabat – Morocco organized military funerals to honor first Lieutenant Yassine Bahti, who died following the crash of his F-16 warplane in Yemen.
The ceremony was presided by Bouchaib Arroub, inspector general of the FAR and commander of the southern zone upon the instruction of King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR).
According to a statement from the Royal Armed Forces carried by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the military funeral honors took place on Wednesday at the Sale Air Base. The funeral ceremonies were also marked by the presence of Abdelatif Loudiyi, Minister Delegate for national defense.
“Yassine Bahti was martyred while fulfilling his military duty in the framework of Morocco’s participation in the Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen,” the statement said.
In the presence of Bahti’s family and civilian and military figures, a funeral oration was delivered by an officer of his unit in the memory of the deceased.
King Mohammed VI has also decided to take charge of the funeral and burial of the pilot at Shuhada cemetery in Casablanca, the statement added.
The body of the Moroccan pilot arrived in Morocco on Tuesday following a successful mediation by Moroccan-British national Jamal Benomar, former United Nations Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Yemen.