Marines brass investigating urination video

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AP

The U.S. Marines issued a statement Wednesday saying they're investigating the authenticity of a YouTube video that allegedly shows Marines urinating on what appears to be deceased members of the Taliban.

"While we have not yet verified the origin or authenticity of this video, the actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps. This matter will be fully investigated," said the statement.

Warning, graphic content: YouTube video purports to show U.S. Marines urinating on Taliban dead

The video was posted by a user called "moviesoundtrackvideo" with the title "Marines urinating on dead soldiers Taliban."

The video has surfaced on the heels of allegations by Afghan officials that U.S. military personnel abused prisoners at the main U.S.-run detention facility in the war-torn country.