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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2012 file photo, a Syrian boy walks next to the rubble of house, destroyed during a military operation by the Syrian pro-Assad army in April 2012 , in the town of Taftanaz, 15 km east of Idlib, Syria. During two weeks with rebels in northern Syria, three Associated Press journalists found more than 20 rebel groups who often destroy government army posts and convoys but lack the weapons and unity to do more than gradually chip away at the regime of President Bashar Assad _ a recipe for a long, bloody insurgency.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2012 file photo, a Syrian boy walks next to the rubble of house, destroyed during a military operation by the Syrian pro-Assad army in April 2012 , in the town of Taftanaz, 15 km east of Idlib, Syria. During two weeks with rebels in northern Syria, three Associated Press journalists found more than 20 rebel groups who often destroy government army posts and convoys but lack the weapons and unity to do more than gradually chip away at the regime of President Bashar Assad _ a recipe for a long, bloody insurgency.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

2 months later, massacre haunts Syrian town

June 24, 2012

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.