“We are just souls waiting for our last breath, we ask you God for forgiveness.” With this tweet Lt. Colonel Pilot Faisal Ben Zabar Al Subai said his goodbye to his compatriot while on the honorable field defending the country of Saudi Arabia. He was killed on Tuesday morning in a helicopter crash in the ranks of the Saudi Armed Forces, while performing his duties in the governorate of Marib in Yemen. The accident resulted in the death of four officers, and eight row officers from the Saudi Forces.
Faisal Al Subai, the cousin of the martyr, told Al Arabiya that the Lt. Col. Faisal has 4 children, the youngest of whom is still a toddler. He visited his family and his parents a week ago. He was always eager to please his parents and he wished to die in the battlefield.
He added that he was very cheerful and excelled in all his training courses. He graduated from the United States and yearned to defend his country. When he returned home, he worked on building a house for his children but he was martyred before he could have seen his dream come true.
In his tweets, our colleague in Al Arabiya channel Mohamed al Arab remembered an interview he had with the martyr Faisal Al Subai saying : “My brother the martyr told me Yemen is worthy of our blood, adding, here you are sacrificing yourself. Oh God, grant me patience and solace.”
Al Arab mourned the martyr in a tweet in which he stated: “My companion in the journey for the sake of faith and homeland was chosen to be a martyr God’s willing. He was brave and religious; he never missed al-Fajr prayer and he honored his guests.”
In his tweets, Al Arab attached some photos of him and the martyr displaying the strength of the brotherly relationship that they had together.