Coalition of Secular and Democratic Syrians
|Purpose||Opposition to President Bashar al-Assad|
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. 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. The president of the coalition, who is also a member of the Syrian National Council, is Randa Kassis.
- John Irish (September 16, 2011) "France hails Syria council, develops contacts", Reuters.
- "Les partis d'opposition laïcs syriens unissent leurs forces à Paris", Agence France-Presse, 18 September 2011.
- "UN: Syria death toll tops 2,700", Al Jazeera, 19 September 2011.
- "Répression en Syrie: Al Assad seul contre tous ?", France 24, 11 January 2012.
- "Entretien avec Randa Kassis, opposante et intellectuelle syrienne porte-parole de la Coalition des Forces Laïques et membre du Conseil National Syrien", France Soir, 11 November 2011.
- Alexandre Del Valle (2 June 2011) "Syrie: Pourquoi Assad reste au pouvoir", France Soir.
- Julien Peyron (11 January 2012) Discours de Bachar al-Assad : "Comme d’habitude, il ressort le complot de l’étranger", France 24.
- "Randa Kassis est membre du comité directeur de la Coalition des forces laïques et démocratiques syriennes.", Radio France International, 18 September 2011.