Dozens of Saudi-backed militias were killed when Yemeni armed forces pounded their gathering in the country’s southwestern province of Ta’izz.

Yemeni forces backed by their allies fired a domestically-built Zelzal-2 rocket at al-Mizan area in the Red sea port city of Mokha, an unnamed military official told Yemen’s official Saba news agency on Wednesday.

Mokha is located 34 kilometers south of the capital, Sana’a.

Dozens of pro-Saudi militias were also killed and wounded in the city of Sirwah, situated about 120 kilometers east of the capital, when Yemeni forces backed by Popular Committees forces launched a counter-attack.

Days ago, dozens of Yemeni civilians were killed in the first US military raid against Yemen authorized by President Donald Trump.

According to the residents of Yakla, an impoverished town that was targeted by the US, at least 16 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the attack in Bayda province. The raid also resulted in the death of one US commando and injured three others, Al Jazeera reported.

According to the Pentagon, the operation’s aim was to target al-Qaeda leaders. But a local journalist, Mujahid al-Selalee, said the raid targeted the house of, Abdulraouf al-Dhahab, a tribal leader who had repeatedly denied being a member of the armed group.