Shi’ite Houthi fighters are seeking to take control of strategic military weapons, including long-range missiles capable of striking neighboring Gulf states, head of Yemen’s Aba’d Center for Strategic Studies warned.

In comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, head of the Aba’d Center, Abdulsalam Mohammed, said: “By targeting Arhab [in Sana’a governorate], the Houthis are seeking to gain control of vital strategic military sites, particularly in the mountains overlooking Sana’a, as well as military sites within the capital itself. This includes some of the most important military camps which include strategic long-range missiles that could strike neighboring Gulf states.”

Mohammed criticized the Houthis’ violating of the Peace and National Partnership agreement with Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. […]