Marines probe video depicting urination on corpses

By ROBERT BURNS | January 11, 2012 | 5:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marine Corps is investigating a video depicting what appears to be four Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters.

In a statement, the Marine Corps said Wednesday that it has not verified the origin or authenticity of the YouTube video. But it also said the actions portrayed are not consistent with Marine values.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. John Kirby, said the video is deeply troubling. He said it depicts "egregious behavior."

It is unclear who shot the video and who posted it online.