Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Twelve civilians were killed, while tens others were injured in unidentified airstrikes in the vicinity of al-Tabani town, west of Deir Ezzor, Qasioun News reported on Thursday.
According to local sources, the victims were from one family. Many civilians have reportedly fled the surrounding villages in the wake of the heavy shelling.
Meanwhile, clashes occurred between Islamic State militants and the Syrian regime forces in west of Deir Ezzor, as troops, positioned 20 KM away from Tabani, were attempting to advance toward the town.
The Syrian regime forces, backed by Russian airforce, are quickly approaching toward the city from three sides including the western countryside, the southern countryside on the Syrian-Iraqi borders and the Syrian Badiyah.