Daily archives: July 6, 2006

Italians arrested over CIA kidnapping

By Ann Cahill in the Irish Examiner

TWO Italian intelligence officials have been arrested for allegedly helping the CIA to kidnap a terror suspect

Prosecutors also said they were seeking the arrest of four more Americans as part of an investigation into the alleged CIA kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003.

A statement released in Milan said three were CIA agents, while the fourth American worked at the joint US-Italian air base of Aviano, where the Egyptian was allegedly taken after his abduction. The statement also said that two Italian officials with the SISMI intelligence agency were placed under arrest. They were the first Italians to be involved in the probe.


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