Photographs obtained and posted on the entertainment and gossip website TMZ reportedly show U.S. Marines burning the bodies of Iraqi opponents in the aftermath of a military battle in the city of Fallujah, Iraq in 2004.
In response to the emergence of the images, the U.S. military has launched an internal investigation.
“We are aware of photos appearing on TMZ.com that depict individuals
in U.S. Marine uniforms burning what appear to be human remains,” Navy
Cmdr. Bill Speaks, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement. “The
actions depicted in these photos are not what we expect from our service
members, nor do they represent the honorable and professional service
of the more than 2.5 million Americans who have served in Iraq and