Search efforts said conducted as part of recent prisoner swap between Israel and Syria

The Russia forces are searching for the remains of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen, executed by Damascus in 1965, Rai al-Youm reported on Saturday.

According to the report, the search effort is being mounted as part of the recent prisoner swap deal between Israel and Syria.

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The search had reportedly been on for some three weeks at the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus -- an account that echoes some of the earlier reports in regional media.

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