Syrian Revolution General Commission
|Purpose||Opposition to President Bashar al-Assad|
Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) (Arabic: الهيئة العامة للثورة السورية) is a Syrian coalition of 40 Syrian opposition groups to unite their efforts during the Syrian civil war that was announced on 19 August 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.
According to an initial statement, the long-term aim of the coalition is to build "a democratic and civil state of institutions that grants freedom, equality, dignity and respect of human rights to all citizens".
It has been described as having an "aggressive platform" for the removal of president Bashar al-Assad, of "actively supporting armed rebels through provincial military councils", and of refusing to cooperate with the Syrian National Council (SNC) -- unlike the two other Syrian opposition groups the Supreme Council of the Syrian Revolution (SCSR), and the Local Coordination Committees (LCCs). It reportedly refuses to cooperate with the SNC (the umbrella opposition group operating in exile), "due to disillusionment with the SNC's endless internal power squabbles".
- Civil uprising phase of the Syrian Civil War
- National Council of Syria
- National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces
- "Syrian coalition against Assad formed". AFP / Dawn.com. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
- "Syrian opposition to launch 'national council'". AFP / Lahore Times. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
- "Syria dissidents eye unity in Istanbul". Hürriyet Daily News. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
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