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    In response to the question of how to topple the Syrian regime without further militarization, Kheir explained that Syria’s armed opposition is divided into three categories. The first group is the Free Syrian Army, whose mission is to protect the civilians. This army cannot bring the regime down. They cannot protect themselves, much less the people. The second category is comprised of some groups without a unified command. They represent the thousands of civilians who took up arms to defend themselves. The ideologically-oriented armed groups fall in the third category; they have their own political leadership and refuse to obey the commands of defected officers.
    Kheir stressed that it will be impossible to defeat the regime through military means, adding that the peaceful option is the best one, and that it does not deny the right of self-defense.
    He also said that accusing Hezbollah and Iran of being militarily involved in Syria is a media ploy that began in the early days of the revolution. According to Kheir, the Syrian army has more than enough soldiers and doesn’t need any help.

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