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Channel 4 News -- 'Answers in Houla are hard to come by'

Channel 4's Alex Thomson reports from Houla, where he spoke to victims of the massacre.

It is almost as if the events of the massacre are too off the scale to deal with, as well they might be. What can you say when you sit in a room full of people from this town and look at video depicting a large room filled with 18 bodies of toddlers and small children. They are not covered – they are there, eyes wide open, frozen in the terrified stare of death.

Associated Press -- Child Witness Plays Dead To Survive Massacre

BEIRUT -- When the gunmen began to slaughter his family, 11-year-old Ali el-Sayed says he fell to the floor of his home, soaking his clothes with his brother's blood to fool the killers into thinking he was already dead.

The Syrian boy tried to stop himself from trembling, even as the gunmen, with long beards and shaved heads, killed his parents and all four of his siblings, one by one.

Read the full story here.

AP Photos Show Grisly Aftermath Of Houla Massacre

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  • This frame grab made from an amateur video provided by Syrian activists on Monday, May 28, 2012, purports to show the massacre in Houla on May 25. (AP Photo/Amateur Video via AP video)

  • This frame grab made from an amateur video provided by Syrian activists on Monday, May 28, 2012, purports to show the massacre in Houla on May 25. (AP Photo/Amateur Video via AP video)

  • This frame grab made from an amateur video provided by Syrian activists on Monday, May 28, 2012, purports to show the massacre in Houla on May 25. (AP Photo/Amateur Video via AP video)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday, May 26, 2012 purports to show shrouded dead bodies following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. (AP Photo)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday, May 26, 2012, purports to show a dead child following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. (AP Photo)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday, May 26, 2012, purports to show a dead child following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. (AP Photo)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday, May 26, 2012, purports to show shrouded dead bodies following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. (AP Photo)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday, May 26, 2012, purports to show the bodies of a man and a girl on the hood of a United Nations observer vehicle following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. (AP Photo)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday, May 26, 2012, purports to show a dead child following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. (AP Photo)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday, May 26, 2012, purports to show dead bodies following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. (AP Photo)

  • This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed Saturday, May 26, 2012 purports to show an injured child in Houla, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)