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Two Marines Said to Be Identified in Video of Taliban Corpses

January 12, 2012

Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has identified two of the four Marines shown in a video urinating on Afghan corpses, a Marine Corps official said today. The identification contributes to evidence that the video is authentic.

The Marines are part of a unit that served in Afghanistan from March to September last year and is based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the official said. The other two Americans in the video have not yet been identified and are no longer part of the unit, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as investigations continue.

To contact the reporter on this story: David Lerman in Washington at dlerman1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Larry Liebert at lliebert@bloomberg.net


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