The Houthis launched on April 27 eleven Zilizal-1 rockets at gatherings of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies in the Kingdom’s southern province of Asir.
According to the al-Masirah TV, six of the rockets targeted gatherings of the Saudi-led coalition near the Elb border crossing in the southern part of Asir, while the rest targeted coalition troops west of the area of Majazah.
A Yemeni military source told al-Masirah that several personnel of the Saudi-led coalition were killed and injured in the rocket strike.
The Houthis use the codename “Zilzal-1” to refer to a variety of locally-made improvised rocket-assisted munitions (IRAMs), which are usually based on Grad 122mm rockets or Type 63 107mm rockets. Most of these IRAMs have a very short range, but a heavy High Explosives (HE) warhead.
By conducting such cross-border attacks, the Houthis are likely trying to deter the Saudi-led coalition and prevent it from launching any attack on their heartland, the northern Yemeni province of Saada.