These are U.S. commandos. In western Libya. They left almost as soon as they got there.
The Libyan air force posted the pictures on its Facebook page. According to a statement, it had no idea the soldiers were going to show up.
An anonymous U.S. defense official confirmed the incident to NBC. He suggested a lack of coordination was to blame.
Between the rival governments, a renegade general, freewheeling militias and ISIS — it’s no surprise coordinating anything in Libya would be a challenge.