Clan life: Egypt governor brokers truce after deadly tribal fighting

Aswan governor meets representatives from the Bani Hilal tribe and the Nubian Dabudiya family.

An Arab clan and a Nubian family that fought deadly clashes in Egypt’s southern Aswan province agreed Monday to end hostilities after successful mediation efforts.

Clashes between the Bani Hilal tribesmen and the Nubian Dabudiya family erupted Friday, killing at least 26 people and wounding tens more.

The deal, which was brokered by Aswan governor Mustapha Yasri in the presence of tribal leaders, stipulates neither side launch any form of aggression during the three-day truce and that both parties release hostages taken during the recent hostilities.

The agreement, which was signed by the tribal leaders, stressed the need for limiting any potential dispute between the two sides to Aswan and calls for measures to reduce friction between the rivals…

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