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Sunday 20 April 2014

US Marine admits urinating on bodies

Marines allegedly urinating on corpse

A US Marine has pleaded guilty in a court-martial to urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters and posing for photos with their corpses in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt Edward W Deptola pleaded guilty to the desecration of remains and posing for unofficial photographs with human casualties. He also admitted failing to properly supervise junior Marines.

Deptola and another Marine based at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, were charged last year after video surfaced showing four Marines in full combat gear urinating on the bodies of three dead Afghans in July 2011.

Irish Independent

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