One of the last photos of Adnan al-Malki, attending a Syrian-Egyptian football match on 22 April 1954.

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Seated in the front row are Army Chief-of-Staff Shawkat Shuqayr speaking with Egyptian officer Abdul-Aziz Fathi. Behind them sits Deputy Army Commander Tawfiq Nizam al-Din, next to Ahmad al-Ftayyeh, the secretary-general of the Syrian Ministry of Education. Behind them sits Colonel Adnan al-Malki, minutes before his assassination.