07/18/2012 11:39 am ET | Updated Jul 19, 2012

Hama Massacre: Photos Capture Devastation After Mass Killings In Tremseh

On July 12, Syrian security forces launched a devastating assault on the village of Tremseh in Syria's Hama province. According to activists, tanks and helicopter gunships pounded the small town before it was attacked by pro-regime militiamen. More than 220 people were reportedly killed in the massacre.

New photos taken a day after the massacre show the desperation among survivors in the town. Villagers point at traces of shells and tanks, blood-stained walls and burnt-out cars.

"Every family in the town seems to have members killed. We have names of men, women and children from countless families," Fadi Sameh, activist from Tremseh, told Reuters.

Take a look at the photos in the slideshow below.

Syria In Crisis