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Two Marines To Face Trial For Defiling Corpses

YouTube video shows what is believed to be U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan.
Two U.S. Marines will face military trial for allegedly urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and posing for photos with casualties.

The criminal charges are the first faced by anyone over the incident.

A 39-second video of the July 2011 incident appeared on the internet earlier this year, triggering widespread anger in Afghanistan.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai called the Marines' actions "inhuman."

Three other Marines pleaded guilty to charges over the video last month, however their punishment fell short of criminal prosecution.

Staff Sergeants Joseph W. Chamblin and Edward W. Deptola, however, also face a series of charges for failing to supervise junior Marines.

The Marines said there were other pending cases in the video investigation.

Based on AP and Reuters reporting