Aswan Crisis Leaves 25 Dead

Egyptian Streets

Aswan at night Aswan at night

Violence between two tribes in Aswan, the Nubian Al-Daboudeya and Al-Halayel, has re-erupted today, leaving at least two dead and raising the death toll to 25.

According to local sources, live ammunition was used by one tribe in renewed attacks on another, leading to a re-eruption of violence. Despite the deployment of extra police, the area remains tense.

Egypt’s state radio and CBC have reported that a state of emergency has been declared in Aswan due to the violent clashes between the two tribes.

Aswan’s Governor has, according to Youm7, asked the President to implement a curfew as soon as possible in order to quell the violence. 

Meanwhile, images have shown roads leading to the airport at Aswan and other vital areas shut down by the Halayel tribe. Other images have shown railway lines blocked by the Daboudeya tribe. Violence also spread to the Corniche, where cars…

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