The Syrian Communist Party (Arabic: الحزب الشيوعي السوري, romanized: Al-Hizb Al-Shuyū'ī Al-Sūrī) is a communist party in Syria. The party emerged from a split in the Syrian Communist Party in 1986, as formed by the anti-Perestroika faction led by Khalid Bakdash. Khalid Bakdash died in 1995 and was succeeded as secretary of his party faction by his widow, Wisal Farha Bakdash.
At the time of the 2000 Damascus Spring, the party was able to publish a newspaper called Sawt al-Shaab ("Voice of the People").
Currently the party’s secretary general, Ammar Bakdash, who succeeded his mother in the party’s leadership