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FILE - In a Tuesday, June 5, 2012 file photo, an elderly Syrian man stands on the side of a street 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, File)

FILE - In a Tuesday, June 5, 2012 file photo, an elderly Syrian man stands on the side of a street 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, File)

2 months later, massacre haunts Syrian town

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.