45 Chilean special forces have been sent to Easter Island to monitor events.
Russian special forces, including Federal Security Service agents, arrest cult leader Vissarion, who claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, after storming several remote hamlets occupied by his followers in Krasnoyarsk Krai. Russian authorities say he will be charged with organizing an "illegal religious organisation", as well as subjecting his followers to extortion and emotional abuse.
Three Somali special forces officers are killed and one U.S. officer seriously wounded when a car bomb explodes outside a special force base in an attack in the country's south, in a village some 60 km (around 40 miles) from the port city of Kismayo. Jihadist group al-Shabaab claims responsibility, saying it "killed U.S. personnel".
According to the Wall Street Journal an official from the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed it has deployed special forces to Syria over the past weeks supporting its mission to back-up the Bashar al-Assad regime. Alleged Russian Defence Ministry official added that the special forces, who are "akin to the Delta Force of the United States", had been operating in pro-Russian rebel held areas of Ukraine before being called off to Syria.