Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Various news outlets in Morocco run today extensive stories hinting out to the high probability that 26-year-old Moroccan lieutenant pilot Yassine Bahti is still alive, with some even arguing that he is safe and sound and will making it back home really soon.
The stories, all referring to news outlet Rassd, say that the young pilot is currently in safe hands with the Hamdan tribes, a Sunni tribe allied with the Saudi lead coalition.
Morocco’s leading outlet Hespress said that in the aftermath of the crash, a Moroccan special commando force were parachuted in the location of the crash and did not find “any drop of blood nor any piece of clothing belonging to Yassine in the surroundings of the crash site.”
The Royal Armed Forces said yesterday that the images shared by the houthis of the so-called body remains of the Moroccan pilot are probably “only a montage” and that 26-year-old Yassine Bahti “may still be alive.”
The Royal Armed Forces also said yesterday that the houthis claims that they shot down the Moroccan F-16 with ground missiles is not true, stressing that after they have conducted an initial investigation, they found out that the Moroccan F-16 went down either because of a “technical problem “or because of a “human error.”
The Moroccan Times.