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Castro Criticizes US for Way it Killed Bin Laden

Fidel Castro attends the 6th Communist Party Congress in Havana, Cuba (File Photo - April 19, 2011)

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has criticized the way the United States carried out the raid against Osama bin Laden, saying the U.S. commandos killed him in front of his family.

Castro made the comments in an essay published by state media on Thursday. He also said the U.S. raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan violated that country's laws and offended its dignity.

The former Cuban leader noted he expressed solidarity with the United States following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, despite political differences with the United States. He also said he abhors all types of terrorism.

But Castro said the killing and burial at sea of bin Laden has made the world's top terrorist a "much more dangerous person."

A team of Navy SEALs raided bin Laden's compound early Monday, killing the terrorist leader and ending a nearly decade-long manhunt of the man behind the September 11 attacks on the United States.