Yemen officials say rebels trading fire with coalition ships

The fighting is taking place near the Bab al-Mandab straight, the strategic southern entrance to the Red Sea and the gateway to the Suez Canal.

The development comes amid land clashes Thursday near the straight between units loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and rebel forces.

VIDEO: Military display marks independence anniversary

Thousands of local residents braved chilly conditions to line the coast and watch Sunday's display by units from Peru's army, navy and air-force.

This was a first time such a military display was held as part of independence celebrations.