Beni Helal, Daboud will reach conciliation Monday
Aswan governor Mostafa Yousri - YOUM7 (Archive)
By RANDA EL-BANNA

CAIRO: A press conference between Beni Helal and Daboud tribes was held in Aswan organized by its governor Mostafa Yousri and their conciliation agreement will be finalized on Monday, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Sunday.

The heads of both tribes and those who lost members of their families conciliated officially in the conference on Saturday to announce their conciliation.

Government officials attended the conference including assistant of Minister of Interior for Upper Egypt area Saad Zaghloul, Aswan Security Director Hassan al-Sohagy, and General Coordinator of the reconciliation committee Mansour al-Kabash.

A reconciliation committee was formed upon the request of Sheikh al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb to reach conciliation between the two tribes. The committee decided to hold the press conference held Saturday to announce the results of the conciliation committee, official spokesperson of the reconciliation committee told Youm7 Saturday.

Tribal clashes took place in Aswan where the Arab clans of Beni Helal killed two men from the Daboud Nubian tribe, Youm7 reported Friday.

Following a scuffle over an alleged drug deal, members of the Arab Beni Helal family stabbed a member of the Nubian Daboud tribe and another from Kubania tribe. The alleged perpetrators set the two corpses on fire, placed them on a cart, and paraded them in the city streets.

Earlier in April, clashes took place also between the two tribes, which left more than 27 people killed and dozens injured. It began due to offensive writings on schools walls, which led to arguments, escalating into violent clashes between both families.

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