| Gianfranco Battelli|
Gianfranco Battelli revealed in 2006 (after the kidnapping of Abu Omar in 2003) that a few days after 9/11. The CIA station chief in Rome paid him a visit to ask whether SISMI would cooperate in the kidnapping of suspected terrorists and sending them overseas. Battelli, who declined to cooperate, recalled in a deposition, that he was "expressly referring to the possibility of picking up a suspected terrorist in Italy, bringing him to an airport and sending him from there to a foreign country."
Battelli's employment as SISMI/Director ended on 30 September 2001.[How?]
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