Red Cross holds back judgment on bin Laden death

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is reserving judgment on Osama bin Laden's death until it receives more information about the circumstances of his killing.

The group, which guards the Geneva Conventions on the rules of war, says it "does not at this stage have enough facts about the operation to assess its legal and/or humanitarian implications."

U.S. officials say the shooting of bin Laden by U.S. commandos was lawful but some jurists have suggested the May 2 raid might have breached the Geneva Conventions or international human rights law.

The ICRC said in a statement to AP that if it were to "have any issues with any aspects of this operation" it would raise them directly and confidentially with the governments concerned.