Rebels Kill Former Yemen Leader, Opening New Phase in War

SAN’A, Yemen—Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday after the collapse of his alliance with the Houthi rebels controlling the capital, opening a new chapter in a conflict that is part of the regional power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

After the collapse of the alliance last week plunged San’a into violence, Houthi rebels said their forces killed Mr. Saleh in an attack on his convoy outside the capital. A person close to Mr. Saleh confirmed the death of the ex-leader, who ruled Yemen for more than…

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