Marine unit suspected in video identified: source

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:43pm EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marines have identified the unit whose forces are suspected of being behind a video appearing to show them urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban in Afghanistan, a Marine officer told Reuters on Thursday.

The officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Marines in question were believed to be from the 3rd Battallion, 2nd Marines, which is based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

(Reporting By Phil Stewart)

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