Iran-allied Houthi forces claimed that they have killed Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh today. The people of Sanaa stated that Houthi fighters blew up Saleh’s house in the city. The killing is significant because it comes at a high point in the fighting that broke out las week between the Iranian-allied Shiite rebels and the forces that are loyal to Saleh. In result, the alliance broke down and led to the Saudi-led coalition to increase its bombing of Houthi in support of Saleh’s forces. The recent event will lead to increased rivalry and conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran and more intense fighting in the region is to come, along with more air strikes and explosions throughout the cities. The violent fighting will lead to more civilian deaths as well.