Seventeen Marine reservists just back from Iraq have been ordered to remain at Camp Lejeune while allegations of misconduct during their deployment are investigated, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Lt. Col. Curtis Hill, a Marine spokesman, gave no details on the nature of the allegations other than to say they were leveled against 17 members of Bravo Company of the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, Dam Security Unit-2, of Jacksonville, Florida.

He said the Marines were assigned to Camp Lejeune to assist in the investigation but were not under any restrictions.

Between 100 and 120 members of the unit returned from Iraq in late October. The company was sent to Iraq's Anbar province in March to handle counterinsurgency operations and protect infrastructure.

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