As the civil war continues in Syria, joint Un-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has said a political solution to the conflict is not in sight yet.

After a day spent at the United Nations’ European Headquarters and meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Us Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, Brahimi said:

“We are all very, very deeply aware of the immense suffering of the Syrian people, which has gone for far too long. We all stressed the need for a speedy end to the bloodshed, to the destruction and all forms of violence in Syria. We stressed again that in our view, there was no military solution to this conflict.” - Photos by Agencies

Members of the Free Syrian Army hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Bustan al-Qasr district in Aleppo January 11, 2013. The banner reads: "Bustan al-Qasr waits for your (Bashar al-Assad) leave." – Photo by Reuters
Members of the Free Syrian Army hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Bustan al-Qasr district in Aleppo January 11, 2013. The banner reads: "Bustan al-Qasr waits for your (Bashar al-Assad) leave." – Photo by Reuters
A handout photo distributed by United Nations Office in Geneva shows UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi (C) before a meeting on January 11, 2013 at the United Nations office in Geneva. – Photo by AFP
A handout photo distributed by United Nations Office in Geneva shows UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi (C) before a meeting on January 11, 2013 at the United Nations office in Geneva. – Photo by AFP
The UN Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, briefs the media after a meeting with Russian deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov and US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, unseen, to find a political solution for the crisis in Syria, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. – Photo by AP
The UN Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, briefs the media after a meeting with Russian deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov and US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, unseen, to find a political solution for the crisis in Syria, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. – Photo by AP
Youths hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Jabal Al-Zawiya near Idlib, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network and taken January 11, 2013. Picture taken January 11, 2013. – Photo by Reuters
Youths hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Jabal Al-Zawiya near Idlib, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network and taken January 11, 2013. Picture taken January 11, 2013. – Photo by Reuters
Boys warm themselves around a fire in Deir Al-Zor, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network and taken January 8, 2013. Picture taken January 8, 2013. – Photo by Reuters
Boys warm themselves around a fire in Deir Al-Zor, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network and taken January 8, 2013. Picture taken January 8, 2013. – Photo by Reuters
Damaged buildings covered with snow are seen at Jouret al Shayah area in Homs January 10, 2013. Picture taken January 10, 2013. – Photo by Reuters)
Damaged buildings covered with snow are seen at Jouret al Shayah area in Homs January 10, 2013. Picture taken January 10, 2013. – Photo by Reuters)
Boys warm themselves around a fire in Deir Al-Zor, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network and taken January 8, 2013. Picture taken January 8, 2013. – Photo by Reuters
Boys warm themselves around a fire in Deir Al-Zor, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network and taken January 8, 2013. Picture taken January 8, 2013. – Photo by Reuters

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