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CAIRO — President Bashar al-Assad says Syrian rebels will not be victorious in their fight against his government, although the “door to dialogue remains open.”

In comments to the Egyptian weekly magazine Al-Ahram Al-Araby, to be published Friday — a day after a government war plane killed more than 50 civilians at a crowded gas station — Assad said “the armed groups exercise terrorism against the state. They are not popular within society … they will not be victorious in the end.”

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Speaking from his office in the heart of Damascus, Assad said “change cannot be achieved through foreign intervention.”

“Both sides of the equation are equal and political dialogue is the only solution. Violence, however, is not allowed … and the state will not stand with its hands tied in the…

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