On May 25, the Houthis media wing shared a short video showing a Zilzal-1 rocket hitting a gathering of Saudi-backed fighters east of the al-Dud mount in the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan.
Several Saudi-backed fighters were killed in the rocket attack. Moreover, at least one of the vehicles seen in the video was destroyed.
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.
In some cases, the Houthis used the codename to refer to a ground-launched variant of the Soviet S-24 air-to-ground rocket. The rocket has a 123 kg high-explosive fragmentation (HE-Frag) warhead.
The Houthis launch limited attacks on the remaining Saudi-led coalition positions east of al-Dud on a regular basis. These attacks led to heavy losses among coalition troops, recently.