The General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have released a statement in response to a remark of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that “All those who work for a foreign country, mainly those under American command…are traitors.”
The pro-SDF/YPG Hawar News Agency provides a full text of the statement in English (source):
“Once again Bashar al-Assad appeared on the media, Monday, 18/12/2017. He accuses our forces and all its constituent elements of treachery, because they broke the back of terrorism in Northern Syria and turned the table on those who were betting on terrorism.”
“We in Syrian Democratic Forces have not been surprised by these statements, because our people, with all its components in Syria in general, north and northeast of Syria in particular, have risen against it and against its tyrannical oppressive security regime and the expulsion of tyranny in all its security and military institutions. The history of oppression in the country lasted for decades, holding back the Syrians from all walks of life.”
It is not surprising that Bashar al-Assad considers the forces that contribute to the establishment of a social system based on justice and equality as treachery, since these forces emanate from the core of this experience and are institutionalized as a national army fighting terrorism and defeating it in all fields. A global conspiracy, it will certainly be considered all that emerged from this movement betrayal.
We, Syrian Democratic Forces, and while reiterating that we continue without hesitation in pursuing terrorism, we believe that Bashar al-Assad and the rest of his regime are the last to speak about treason and its manifestations, since this regime is directly responsible. And this regime is to open the doors of the country wide in front of the hordes of foreign terrorism that came from all parts of the earth, and it is precisely who fired all the terrorists from his prisons to penetrate the blood of the Syrians in all their ramifications.
“This regime, which is still betting on sectarian and ethnic strife and treanching, according to these facts, it is itself one of the definitions of treason, which if not addressed by the Syrians will lead the country to partition, which our forces will not allow in any way.”