2 months later, massacre haunts Syrian town

Associated Press
In a Tuesday, June 5, 2012 photo, a Syrian rebel raises his AK-47, in front of the camera as he passes on a motorcycle next to the rubble of house that was destroyed during a military operation by the Syrian army in April 2012, in the town of Taftanaz,15 kilometers east of Idlib, Syria. At dawn on April 3, Syrian forces shelled the town in the first volley of what residents say was a massive assault after a string of large protests calling for the end of the autocratic rule of President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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The main street of this once-bustling Syrian farm town now stands eerily quiet, its shops charred black from arson, its shoppers replaced by cats roaming the rubble of homes destroyed by tank fire.

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