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Yemen officials say Saudi-led coalition airstrike has killed 25 civilians despite UN truce

  • People gather at the site of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, July 13, 2015. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels and their allies struck several Yemeni cities on Sunday, with combat raging near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait despite a declared truce, military and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    People gather at the site of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, July 13, 2015. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels and their allies struck several Yemeni cities on Sunday, with combat raging near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait despite a declared truce, military and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, July 13, 2015. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels and their allies struck several Yemeni cities on Sunday, with combat raging near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait despite a declared truce, military and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, July 13, 2015. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels and their allies struck several Yemeni cities on Sunday, with combat raging near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait despite a declared truce, military and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • People carry the body of a man they uncovered from under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, July 13, 2015. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels and their allies struck several Yemeni cities on Sunday, with combat raging near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait despite a declared truce, military and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    People carry the body of a man they uncovered from under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, July 13, 2015. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels and their allies struck several Yemeni cities on Sunday, with combat raging near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait despite a declared truce, military and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Yemen's Shiite rebels and medical officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has killed 25 civilians and wounded 50 in the capital, Sanaa.

The rebels, known as Houthis, say the early Monday strike hit the Sawan neighborhood in eastern Sanaa.

Smoke billowed from the slum area, which lies hundreds of meters (yards) from a military camp used by the rebels.

Airstrikes and ground fighting in Yemen have continued for the third day despite a U.N.-brokered truce between the rebels and the internationally-backed government in exile and its allies.

Hospital officials say women and children were among the casualties. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to reporters.

More than 3,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the airstrikes began in March.