URGENT ¥¥¥ UN court should launch Syria war crimes probe: del Ponte

The International Criminal Court should be called in to probe war crimes in Syria, former UN prosecutor Carla del Ponte said Monday.

"The international community -- and the UN Security Council -- must take the decision to refer this to justice," said del Ponte, member of a UN-mandated commission of inquiry on the Syria conflict.

"We suggest the International Criminal Court. We can't decide, but we are pressuring the international community to act, because it's time to act," she said after releasing a report by the commision on the situation in Syria after almost two years of conflict.