Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Despite the Houthis sharing yesterday macabre images showing the body remains of the Moroccan pilot, Yassine Bahti, including scattered parts from the F-16 jet he was driving, his family and close friends think he may be still alive.
In an interview given to Morocco’s leading outlet Hespress, Yassine’s father, Noureddine Bahti, said that “notorious personalities in the Moroccan army called me and said that the F-16 crashed because of a technical problem, not because of the Houthis shooting ground missiles as some news outlets argued.”
“I am imploring God the almighty to look after him, and then I call upon the Moroccan authorities to do their duty and look for him, especially that he was representing Morocco,” the Moroccan pilot’s father said.
“Yassine was the youngest pilot among the list of Moroccan pilots list that were stationed in the Middle East. He participated in the war against ISIS, before moving later on to Yemen,” Yassine’s father further noted.
“Since Yassine was a kid, he always dreamt of being a pilot. He worked hard for that. He was always the first of his class,” Bahti closed.
The Moroccan Times.