CAIRO: A three day truce arrived at Monday between two tribes in Aswan was repealed after houses belonging to one of the tribes were set on fire, said one of the tribe leaders, Ahmed Salam, on television.
Since Friday, clashes have broken out between two major families, the Arab clan Beni Helal and the Nubian tribe Daboudia in Al-Sayl Al-Reefi village in Aswan, leaving 27 people killed and dozens injured.
Salam, a member of Daboudia tribe, told the 90 Minutes television program that some civil defense forces managed to control a number of the fires, while other houses are still on fire.
The truce reached on Monday stipulated that no attacks or road-blocks are to be launched by any of the two tribes, reported Youm7.
The truce terms also include forming a fact-finding committee, and demanding that the police release the arrested youth from both tribes, except for those who face criminal charges.
Additional reporting by Ayman Ramadan.