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U.S. Marines face trial for urination video

  • Two U.S. Marines have been referred to a court martial for allegedly urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has said.

    The charges against Staff Sergeants Joseph Chamblin and Edward Deptola have also been charged with failure to report or stop misconduct by junior Marines, including random firing of weapons.

    A video posted on the Internet in January showed four U.S. troops urinating on three bloodied corpses.

    The Pentagon said the charges relate to "violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for their involvement in urinating on deceased Taliban fighters and for posing for unofficial photographs with human casualties".

    Three other Marines were disciplined in August for their role in the clip.