A force for Syria's future: a proposed national army

Abdulnasser Al-Ayed, playwright and writer proposes in his article the idea of a Syrian National Army.

This he sees is the only real solution for the conflict that is being fought more and more between three opposing groups - the Assad regime, extremist Islamist forces that seek the establishment of a religious Sunni state in which the role of minorities would remain secondary, and the national democracy movement. He details the way forward in forming such a military force that will preserve the security, freedoms and public rights of the Syrian people.

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