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Corbyn: Bin Laden comments were 'misreported'

Jeremy Corbyn has responded to criticism of comments he made about the death of Osama Bin Laden by saying they were "cynically and deliberately misreported".

The Labour leadership candidate told ITV News that he believed it would have been better if Bin Laden had been caught and put on trial rather than killed by US forces.

"The point I made was it was the culmination of a series of awful events across the region - if they were capable of getting to Osama Bin Laden then put him on trial," he told ITV News' Carl Dinnen.

Corbyn had come under fire for calling it a "tragedy" that special forces raided the al Qaida chief's Pakistan compound and assassinated him.

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