Syria's Assad calls US-backed militias 'traitors': President's office
Reuters, Monday 18 Dec 2017

Syrian President Bashar al-Assadsaid he welcomed any United Nations role in Syrian elections as long as it was linked with Syria's sovereignty, the president's office said on Monday.

In a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in Syria's Hmeimim base,Assadalso described the U.S.-backed militias in eastern Syria as "traitors", the president's office said on its social media feed.