Russia called on Saturday for a political transition in Syria, while Switzerland said it would petition the International Criminal Court to probe war crimes in the country.
Syrian troops take position in a heavily damaged area of the old city of Aleppo on January 12, 2013. Russia called on Saturday for a political transition in Syria, as Switzerland prepared to petition the International Criminal Court to open a case on war crimes in the country.
Regime warplanes carried out air strikes near the capital and a car bomb blew up in Damascus province, while gunmen shot dead an athletics champion, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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