The coup that toppled the Syrian-Egyptian Union - September 28, 1961

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News of the coup was shocking to Egyptian society and to President Gamal Abdul Nasser, who tried in vain to save the union, sending troops to the Syrian coast city of Latakia. News of the coup is featured here on the front page of the pro-Nasser Egyptian daily, al-Ahram, describing the coup as "treason."