A Syrian student living in Auckland says the best way for the world to intervene militarily in Syria is to provide support for the Free Syrian Army currently based in Turkey.
A massacre of 108 people last weekend in the town of Houla sparked international outrage, with many Western nations expelling Syrian diplomats.
Tarik Al-Diery, 22, who is at Auckland University, came to New Zealand in 1992 when his parents were expelled from Syria.
He says a NATO bombing compaign like the one in Libya would not work in Syria because the fighting in the cities and towns is at close quarters.
Mr Al-Diery says arms or intelligence could be supplied to the Free Syrian Army to help it remove the Assad regime.