The three American soldiers captured on the scandalous movie, where they mock at the bodies of dead Talibans, will only receive administrative sanctions.
One of the soldiers pleaded guilty of the body desecration, another two are blamed for participating in an unauthorized filming of the dead. The fate of the fourth member of the video is not reported. In personal files of the guilty servicemen, records will be made that will affect their career opportunities.
In January, the video appeared on YouTube, in which four men in khaki military uniform with a laugh and jokes are peeing on several bloodied bodies. The unknown user, who has published the 39-second video clip, said in comments that the captured soldiers were with the Snipers Unit, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment.
After the appearance of the scandalous video, the Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on the U.S. government to severely punish the militaries involved. A criminal investigation was launched into the mockery of bodies of dead. It is conducted by the Naval Crime Investigative Service.
The U.S. Marine Corps Command has established the identity of the two soldiers captured in the scandalous video. The soldiers are still serving in the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, stationed in North Carolina. This unit from March to September 2011 has been in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.