al arabiyaA picture of a Saudi pilot taking part in the “Operation Decisive Storm” air campaign against the Houthi militia in Yemen has gone viral among Arab social media users.

The image on Al Arabiya showed him embracing his two daughters as he bid them farewell before heading off to the war zone. The pilot was identified as lieutenant Colonel Hamad al-Harbi. 

Saudi Arabia and a coalition of gulf countries launched a military campaign dubbed “Operation Decisive Storm” against Iranian-backed Houthis on March 26, 2015 vowing to continue to fight until stability is restored in Yemen.