August 19, 2004

Monkeys go ape in Kassala

Due to the cutting down of trees that have been the sole source of food for the monkeys, they have begun moving into the city of Kassala, to attack grocery stores and bakeries.

As reported in Al-Anbaa newspaper, "Hordes of monkeys are running wild." "The monkeys launch 'organized attacks which last several hours'. They are on the rampage in two suburbs, according to the August 19 report.

One resident, Salah Osman al-Khedr, said that they would break into homes and break kitchen utensils and snatch food from children.