Several pro - Saudi militants loyal to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi were killed Tuesday in two separate attacks carried out by Yemeni forces in the country’s southwestern province of Ta’izz. The mercenaries were killed in an operation conducted by the Yemeni forces backed by fighters from Popular Committees in the al-Shaqab district of the province, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported. Several other militants were killed in the al-Misrakh district of the same province, when the explosion of a land mine struck them. Earlier in the day, Saudi military aircraft pounded Nihm district of the capital, Sana’a, leaving a child dead and several others injured. Saudi warplanes also bombarded the house of Sheikh Hamad Abdulrahim Karami, a senior member the General People's Congress political party, in the Naqil al-Ebel district of Ta’izz. Additionally, Saudi warplanes struck the Kahlan military base in the northwestern Yemeni city of Sa’ada, though no reports of casualties were available. Yemen has been under airstrikes by Saudi Arabia since March 26 last year. The Saudi strikes have been meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and bring Hadi back to power. Nearly 8,280 people, among them 2,236 children, have reportedly been killed and over 16,000 others injured, since March. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.