The IMAN, the council of the Muslim community of Riga, and the Advisory Council of Latvian Muslims have expressed their concerns about the increase in anti-Muslim sentiments in the country. The joint statement of these two organisations published in the Russian Biznes i Baltiya (Business and Baltics) newspaper, declares that "recently, certain Latvian mass media reports and statements blame terrorism on Islam and are spreading anti-Muslim sentiments and distrust in Muslims within the community." The statement also says that "Islam is a traditional religion of Latvia." Unofficial sources report that the Muslim community of Latvia comprises of some 10,000 people.
Two ballistic missiles attacked the US Navy destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from the territory of Yemen. The destroyer came to the aid of the hijacked Central Park tanker of Zodiac Maritime