Coalition of Secular and Democratic Syrians

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Coalition of Secular and Democratic Syrians
الائتلاف العلماني الديموقراطي السوري
Abbreviation CSDS
Formation 2011
Purpose Opposition to President Bashar al-Assad
Region served
Syria
Chairman
Randa Kassis
Parent organization
Syrian opposition

Coalition of Secular and Democratic Syrians or Syrian Coalition of Secular and Democratic Forces (Arabic الائتلاف العلماني الديموقراطي السوري) is the nucleus of a Syrian secular and democratic opposition that appeared during the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising. It was created by the union of a dozen Muslim and Christian, Arab and Kurd parties, who called the minorities of Syria to support the fight against the government of Bashar al-Assad.[1][2] The Coalition has also called for military intervention in Syria, under the form of a no-fly zone similar to that of Kosovo, with a safe zone and cities.[3][4] The president of the coalition, who is also a member of the Syrian National Council, is Randa Kassis.[5][6][7][8]

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