Tribal Feud Claims 18 Lives in Egypt’s Aswan

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Eighteen people were killed since the rekindling of a long-running dispute Friday between two families in Al-Seel Al-Refy district east of Aswan City, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

The clashes between families of the Al-Halayel and Al-Dabodeya tribes also left 40 injured. Police managed to briefly stifle the armed fighting, but clashes resumed shortly after.

Al-Ahram Arabic website reported that police managed to reenter the site of violence Saturday and restore order.

Those injured Friday were transported to Aswan University Hospital under tight security to avoid acts of vengeance from both sides, MENA reported.

Family feuds in Upper Egypt are not uncommon and can last across generations.

Source: MENA & Ahram Online

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