Marine Corps official confirmed the news to the BBC after the US defence secretary Leon Panetta described the scenes in the video as 'utterly deplorable'.
Reacting to the controversial video, Mr Panetta explained: 'I have witnessed the footage, and I discover the behavior depicted in it utterly deplorable. These identified to have engaged in such conduct will probably be held accountable to the fullest extent.'
The International Security Help Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan also released a statement earlier stating: ‘A video not too long ago posted on a public web page appears to display US military personnel committing an inappropriate act with enemy corpses. This disrespectful act is inexplicable and not in keeping together with the high moral requirements we assume of coalition forces.
‘ISAF strongly condemns the actions depicted in the video, which seem to get been performed by a compact group of US individuals, who apparently are no lengthier serving in Afghanistan.’
Earlier, a statement from Afghan president Hamid Karzai described the act as 'completely inhumane' and termed on the United states of america military to punish the Marines.
The Marine Corps stated it had not still verified the authenticity with the YouTube video and added the actions portrayed had been not constant with all the values in the Marines.
In the event the video is verified it could provoke a backlash inside the Muslim globe and beyond for the shocking actions it reveals.
The case would be to be referred towards the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Navy's throughout the world law enforcement organisation.
A statement issued from the Council on Islamic-American Relations - a prominent Washington-based Muslim civil rights - said: 'We condemn this apparent desecration of your dead as being a violation of our nation's military laws and of international laws of war prohibiting this kind of disgusting and immoral actions.