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Mysterious film and the Syrian spy wars in the 60s

An old film provides a glimpse of the forgotten spy war in Syria in the 1960s. As tension grew in the Arab world, the country was full of Western and Soviet intelligence agencies tearing it apart. Elusive Eli Cohen was the most hunted Israeli spy back then. He was thought responsible for missions which could shape the fate of the whole region. Sixty years later his identity has been unveiled by a mysterious film discovered in a Moscow flat. Who made the film, and how did it get to Russia?