Fidel Castro criticizes U.S. raid on Abbottabad

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 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 Sept. 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, killed the terrorist leader and ended a nearly decade-long manhunt of the man behind the Sept, 11 attacks on the United States.

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