What is a TAL operation?

Tal Sh"Iar was rumored to be the Italian equivalent of the CIA or KGB a multi-national ( in scope_ intelligence-gathering or police agency. TAL is part of an acronym and may mean All of Italia ( do not confuse with Alitalia- airline). and this might be the domestic branch akin to the FBI. They are a low-profile outfit, and are most active in the Southern Command- Sicily- no it has nothing to do with the Confederate Flag!