13 Jan '12, 12am

US Marines urinate on dead insurgents

US Marines urinate on dead insurgents

WASHINGTON: A video purportedly showing US Marines urinating on dead insurgents in Afghanistan prompted American condemnation and a Pentagon probe Thursday, but the Taliban said peace efforts would continue. A senior US military official said the Marines believed they had identified the unit at the centre of the allegations, which evoked memories of previous abuses committed by US troops in Iraq and during the decade-long Afghan war. "We cannot release the name of the unit at this time since the incident is being investigated," a spokesman from the Marines said, referring to images that could spark outrage and unrest in Afghanistan and the wider Muslim world. US cable network CNN quoted an unnamed US Marine official as saying the military branch was "confident" the troops in the inflammatory video were from the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment, based at Camp Lejeune, Nort...

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