A group of US special operations troops who had traveled to Libya to “foster relationships” was kicked out of the conflict-torn country soon after they arrived, the Pentagon said Thursday.

A Facebook page belonging to the Libyan air force posted photographs of the men, who were dressed in rugged civilian clothing, including plaid shirts, and were carrying assault rifles.

A US defense official confirmed that the men in the photo were indeed US troops in Libya on Monday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said the troops were in Libya “with the concurrence of Libyan officials.”

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