Officials close to identifying Marines in urination video

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In the 40-second video, which went viral on the Internet Wednesday night, the Marines are shown apparently relieving themselves on the bodies of three dead Afghan Talifan fighters.

The Afghans appear to be of military age and were wearing the traditional Afghan garb often favored by the insurgents. They have not yet been identified as Taliban fighters or Afghan civilians.

“Have a good day, buddy,” one of the men is heard to say in the low quality Internet clip.

This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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