Saddam Hussein has called on every Iraqi to become a partisan. In a broadcast on Iraqi state television yesterday the Iraqi leader said that 'the Western aggressor can only be stopped if every stone and every bush fires at him.' Hussein added that a partisan war has in effect already begun, as 'even peasants have started shooting down enemy helicopters.'
According to Rosbalt's correspondent, rumours are circulating in Baghdad that members of the Iraqi president's personal guard have dressed in peasant clothes and are heading towards advanced units of the US-led coalition in order to carry out diversionary activities.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
Not that long ago, American soldiers would train their skills to counter insurgent and partisan military organizations. These days, they are trained to show resistance to the regular army of a potential adversary
The Central Bank of Turkey announced measures to protect the financial market of Turkey against the background of the collapse of the Turkish lira and conflict of interests with the United States of America