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.

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  • A resident of the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, shouts slogans in the village in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)

  • A Syrian woman sits with her grandson outside a damaged building on the main street of the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Syrians stand next to the tracks of army tanks in the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Blood stains cover the wall of a house where neighbours said they found bodies, some shot and others stabbed, in the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Residents of the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, react as they gather outside a burnt house in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)

  • A Syrian boy walks past a burnt house in the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)

  • A Syrian man gives his witness account to Danish Lieutenant Colonel Peter Dahl (L), a United Nations observer team member, as UN observers visit the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)

  • A Syrian boy runs past damaged houses in the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Syrians point to the spot where a shell fell in the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)

  • A Syrian youth gestures in front of a burnt car in the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Residents of the Syrian village of Tremseh, where more than 150 people were killed this week, wait for the arrival of UN observers to investigate the attack on the village in the central province of Hama on July 13, 2012. (D. Leal Olivas/AFP/GettyImages)