Taliban denounces US urination video
12 January 2012, 17:19
Kabul - The Afghan Taliban on Thursday denounced as
"barbaric" a video apparently showing US Marines urinating on dead
"This is a barbaric act. Over the past 10 years
there have been hundreds of similar cases that were not revealed,"
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahed said.
The US military
said on Thursday it was investigating a "disgusting" online video
purportedly showing Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters
The video shows what appears to be four
servicemen, dressed in US military uniform, relieving themselves onto
three bloodied bodies on the ground, apparently aware that they are
"Have a great day, buddy," one of them says, giggling.
Pentagon has not yet verified the video, but spokesperson John Kirby:
"Regardless of the circumstances or who is in the video, this is...
egregious, disgusting behaviour, unacceptable for anyone in uniform."
"It turned my stomach," he added of the video, which was posted on the Live Leak website.
authenticated, the images - which conjure up previous abuses committed
by US troops during the decade-long war - could spark deep anger and
resentment in Afghanistan and the wider Muslim world.
"We will investigate this and will have a proper statement later," the Taliban spokesperson said.