National Council for the Revolutionary Command

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The National Council for the Revolutionary Command (NCRC) is the twenty-man council set up to rule Syria after the 1963 Syrian coup d'état.

The NCRC was composed of 12 Ba'athists and eight Nasserists and Independents. Its exact membership was kept secret for the first few months. Though some civilians were admitted, it was dominated by military officers.[1]

With in the NCRC, the military officers created a committee to hold the real power described as a "Junta with in a Junta."[1]


  1. ^ a b Patrick Seale (1990). Asad of Syria: The Struggle for the Middle East. University of California Press. pp. 78–9. ISBN 978-0-520-06976-3. Retrieved 30 March 2013.