The spy Elie Cohen at his Damascus residence in 1963

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Image Source: Syrianhistory.com Archive

Elie Cohen, the Israeli spy known in Syria at the time by the alias Kamel Amin Thabit, was beleived to be an expatriate businessman living in South America. He befriended leading Syrian Baathist politicians, including President Amin al-Hafez, but was eventually arrested, trialed, and executed in Marjeh Square in May 1965. The photo is taken opposite the Indian Embassy in Damascus